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1. Town Manager George E. Howe was appointed for a second, 
three year term by the Board of Selectmen during 1980 — A First For 

Ipswich ! Photo by SA LEM E VENING NE WS, Kirk Williamson 



2. The Norris House was rebuilt by volunteers from Ipswich during 
1980 after a tragic fire. 

Photo by NORTH SHORE WEEKLIES, INC. (Ipswich Chronicle) 



3. A traditional Ipswich photograph of winter — the smelt huts on 
the river. Photo by IPSWICH TOD A Y. 




Jeffrey M. Dolan, Lawrence J. Pszenny, Edwin H. Damon, Jr., 
Chairman, David S. Player, Jr., Arthur S. LeClair. 



' 5WICH P 1 

TOWN OF IPSWICH 
MASSACHUSETTS 

1980 ANNUAL REPORT 

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Roster of Town Officials and Committees 2 

Apri 1 07 , 1980 Annual Town Meeti ng 5 

Operating Budget General Government 6 

August 11, 1980 Special Town Meeting 41 

December 08, 1980 Special Town Meeting 47 

Board of Selectmen 49 

Town Manager 49 

Assessor 1 s Office 50 

Building Inspector 51 

Cemetery Department 51 

Civil Defense 51 

Commuter Ra i 1 Commi ttee 52 

Council on Aging 52 

Dog and Animal Control Officer 53 

Electric Department 53 

Energy Advi sory Commi ttee 54 

Essex County Mosqui to Control 54 

Fair Housing Committee 55 

Fi re Department 55 

Government Study Commi ttee 56 

Health Department 56 

Historical Commission 58 

Housing Authority 58 

Industrial Development Commission 59 

Library 60 

Planning Board 61 

Pol i ce Department 61 

Public Works Department 62 

Recreation-Parks Department 64 

Superi ntendent of School s 65 

Director of Curriculum 65 

Department of Pupil Personnel Servi ces 66 

High School .' 67 

Ralph C. Whipple Memorial School 67 

Paul F. Doyon Memorial School 68 

Wi nthrop School 68 

Burl ey School 69 

Pupil Enrollment Chart 69 

Empl oyment Certi f i cate Chart 69 

1980 Graduates 70 

Grade Enrol Iment Chart 71 

Shel 1 f i sh & Harbors 71 

Town Clerk 71 

Town Counsel 74 

Treasurer-Collector 74 

Veterans' Services 74 

Water/Sewer Departments 75 

Water Supply Committee 76 

Waterways Advi sory Commi ttee 76 

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School 77 

Zoni ng Board of Appeal s 77 

Financial Statement-Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1980 78 

Town Directory 114 

Ipswich At A Glance 115 

In Memoriam 116 

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ROSTER OF TOWN OFFICIALS AND COMMITTEES 







ELECTED 


E 


CONSTABLE 








Robert P. Wojtonik 


1981 


E2 


E 


HOUSING AUTHORITY 








Jacqueline A. Boch, Ch 


1983 






Arthur Goodfellow 


1984 


03 




Stanley Eustace 


1985 




Arthur B. Weagle 


1981 






James Carter/State 


1981 




E 


SCHOOL COMMITTEE 




S 




George K. Jewell , Ch 


1983 






Edward J. Penny 


1981 






Anthony Christopher 


1983 






Judith Mul hoi land 


1981 


E 




Thomas B. Emery 


1982 




Thomas A. Elliott 


1982 






Margot Sherwood 


1981 





E TOWN MODERATOR 
Lawrence B. Morse 



SI TOWN ACCOUNTANT 
Robert H. Leet 

Ml TOWN ASSESSOR 
Bruce Symmes 



1981 
APPOINTED ADMII 
1982 



FINANCE COMMITTEE 




Elected At Town Meeting 




Edward L. Nagus, Ch 


1982 


Edward A. Wegzyn 


1983 


Walter J. Pojasek 


1981 


Appointed By Moderator 




John Griffin 


1981 


William Craft 


1982 


Alice Shurcliff 


1983 


Appointed By Selectmen 




Peter Maistrellis 


1982 


James D. Smyth 


1983 


John Markos 


1981 


BOARD OF SELECTMEN 




Edwin H. Damon, Jr. , Ch 


1983 


David A. Player, Jr. 


1983 


Jeffrey M. Dolan 


1982 


Lawrence J. Pszenny 


1981 


Arthur S. LeClair 


1981 



Ml BUILDING & GROUNDS DIRECTOR 
James E. Graffum 

Ml BUILDING INSPECTOR 
Ralph Hebert 

Ml CEMETERY SUPERINTENDENT 
Walter H. Hulbert, Jr. 

Ml DOG OFFICER/ANIMAL INSPECTOR 
Harry W. Leno, Jr. 

SI ELECTRIC MANAGER 
Robert O'Meara 

Ml TOWN ENGINEER 
James E. Chase 

Ml FIRE CHIEF 
Edwin Emerson 

Ml HARBORMASTER 
John Costopoulos 

Ml HEALTH AGENT 
Joseph Giancola 



M BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
Bruce A. Symmes 
John C. Moberger 
John D. Heaphy 

M CEMETERY COMMISSION 
Leon B. Turner, Ch 
Nicholas Markos 
Gordon C. Player 



1981 



1981 



JISTRATION 

HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Frank A. O'Connor, Director 

Ml LIBRARIAN 

Eleanor Crowley 

Ml POLICE CHIEF 

Armand Brouillette 

Ml PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR 
Armand T. Michaud 

Ml RECREATION-PARKS DIRECTOR 



1981 







James H. Daly 


1981 




Ml 


SHELLFISH CONSTABLE 




1981 




Melvin Blaquiere 


1983 




Ml 


TOWN CLERK 








Harold G. Comeau 


1981 




Ml 


TOWN COUNSEL 








Charles C. Dalton 


1981 




S 


TOWN MANAGER 








George E. Howe 


1983 




SI 


TREASURER/ COLLECTOR 




1981 




George C. Mourikas 


1983 


1981 








BOARDS 


AND 


COMMITTEES 






S 


CATV COMMITTEE 




1981 




William Murphy, Ch 




1982 




Donald Fouser 




1983 




Lee McLaughlin 
James Barney 




1982 

1 Q«1 




Robert O'Meara 






George E. Howe 





1983 



M CIVIL DEFENSE 

John R. Harrigan, Dir 1981 

David Clements, Asst 1981 

S COMMUTER RAIL COMMITTEE 

Dorcas Rice, Ch 1981 

Harold F. Balch 1981 

Vivian Endicott 1981 

Wayne King 1981 

James Berry 1981 

Vacancy 1981 

Vacancy 1981 

M6 CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Costos Tsoutsouris, Ch 1982 

Lu Johnson 1983 

Edward Sukach 1981 

Jaret C. Johnson 1981 

Daniel Deren 1981 

David R. Knowlton 1983 

Jacob S. Hoffman 1982 

S COUNCIL ON AGING 

Winfred Hardy, Ch 1983 

Betty Pel ham 1982 

Gertrude Emery 1981 

Helen Drenth 1981 

Arthur Goodfellow 1983 

Alice Col son 1983 

Thomas Emery 1982 

M ELECTRIC SURVEY ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE 
Thomas A. Ercoline, Jr., Ch 1981 

Jeffrey J. LaMarca 1981 

John C. Smith 1981 

Lawrence R. Sweetser 1982 

Philip Rhodes 1982 

William C. Middlebrooks 1983 

Edward Kozeneski 1983 

S ENERGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

John P. Whittier, Ch 1981 

Sarah J. Simon 1981 

Kenneth Martin 1981 

Paul Brail sford 1981 

Bruce Paul 1981 

David Wile 1981 

John Surpitski 1981 

Orville Giddings 1981 

Niels Knakkergaard 1981 

Peter Williamson 1981 

S FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEE 

Francis A. O'Connor, Ch 1981 

Tone Kenney 1981 

Paul Monteiro 1981 

Natalie Gaynor 1981 

Sara S. O'Connor 1981 

Jacqueline Boch 1981 

Ruth Edmonds 1981 

Stephanie Nagle 1981 

Susan Nelson 1981 

Nancy E. Carter 1981 

Thomas Moscarillo 1981 



S GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE 

Constance Surpitski, Ch 1981 

John Logan 1981 

Steven Walsh 1981 

Elizabeth A. Kilcoyne 1981 

Aristotelis S. Naoum 1981 

George W. Rendle 1981 

Vacancy 1981 

M BOARD OF HEALTH 

William C. Wigglesworth, Ch 1981 

Mary J. Muench 1982 

Constance Surpitski 1983 

M6 HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

George R. Mathey, Ch 1981 

John F. Conley 1982 

Barbara C. Emberly 1981 

Faith L. Bryan 1981 

Lovell Thompson 1982 

Alice Keenan 1982 

Ruthanne C. Rogers 1982 

M INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 

Paul R. Beswick, Ch 1983 

Peter W. Williamson 1984 

Alfred Castantini 1984 

Stephen L. Dietch 1981 

Alfred Benedetto 1984 

Bruce F. Paul 1985 

James M. Nelson 1982 

Nathanial Pulsifer 1982 

Philip Lang 1985 

S INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCING 
AUTHORITY 

George E. Howe, Ch 1981 

Richard Emery 1984 

Loretta Dietch 1985 

James C. Lahar 1982 

F. Dale Vincent, Jr. 1983 

S IPSWICH ART COUNCIL 



Janet Taisey Craft, Ch 


1981 


Barbara King 


1981 


Joyce Do! an 


1981 


Louis Geoff rion 


1981 


Joanne McMahon 


1981 


LIBRARY TRUSTEES 




Hubert A. Johnson 


1981 


Phyllis E. Bruce 


1982 


Crocker Snow, Sr. 


1983 


Alice Keenan 


1981 


Kathryn G. Klinger 


1982 


Ann Durey 


1982 


Louise W. Sweetser 


1983 


Lawrence B. Morse 


1981 


Harold Bloss 


1983 



S MUNICIPAL BUILDING NEEDS COMMITTEE 



Edwin Emerson 


1981 


Walter Crossman 


1981 


James Tedford, Jr. 


1981 


Vacancy 


1981 


Vacancy 


1981 


PLANNING BOARD 




Sarah L. Weatherall , Ch 


1985 


Roger A. Burke 


1982 


Jason A. Sokolov 


1983 


George R. Mathey 


1981 


Richard F. Benedetto 


1984 



05 POLICE STATION STUDY COMMITTEE 
Appointed By Selectmen 
George Mathey, Ch 
Armand Brouillette 
George E. Howe 
Appointed By Moderator 
Mary E. Williamson 
Roger A. Burke 

Appointed By Finance Committee 
John J. Griffin 
Vacancy 

M RECREATION AND PARKS COMMITTEE 
Elizabeth J. Geanakakis, Ch 1981 

Richard J. Caram 1981 

Linda M. Murphy 1983 

Charles J. Foley 1983 

Kenneth Spellman 1983 

S REGISTRARS OF VOTERS 

Barbara J. Rousseau, Ch 1982 

Thelma Cummings 1981 

John Kobos 1983 

Ml Harold G. Comeau, Clerk 1981 

S SHELLFISH ADVISORY BOARD 

Andrew Gianakakis, Ch 1981 

Thomas Dorman 1981 

Fred Wegzyn 1981 

Jamie M~. Faye 1981 

Forrest MacGilvary 1981 

Joseph Leadvaro 1981 

Peter E. Baker 1981 

S TRUST FUND COMMISSIONERS 

Elton McCausland 1983 

Sturgis P. Papagiotis 1981 

Peter J. Owsiak 1982 

S WATER SUPPLY COMMITTEE 

James Engel , Ch 1981 

Lydia Goetze 1981 

Robert Comeau 1981 

Scott Greeley 1981 

John Palis 1981 

James Foley 1981 

Henry Chouinard 1981 



S WATERWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
Walter S. Petrowicz, Ch 
Richard S. Ostberg 
James Clark 
Lawrence Cummings 
George C. Scott, Jr. 
Edward Herling 
Edmond Beaulieu 

M YOUTH COMMISSION 

Louis P. Geoffrion, Ch 

Giles Yate Van Der Bogert 

Maureen Perkins 

Joyce Burke 

Timothy Bishop 

Bro. Robert Russell 

Vacancy 

S ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 
James Theodosopoulos, Ch 
Allen Swan 
William J. Murphy 
Daniel B. Lunt, Jr. 
Mary E. Fosdick 
Robert E. Mackl in/Alt 
John R. Verani/Alt 

M GAS INSPECTOR 
Glen Wanzer 



M 



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1981 
1981 
1981 
1981 
1981 

1981 
1982 
1982 
1981 
1982 
1982 



1982 
1983 
1984 
1985 
1981 
1981 
1981 

1981 



M INSECT PEST CONTROL SUPERINTENDENT 
Armand T. Michaud 1981 

M PLUMBING INSPECTOR 
A.N.D. Hyde 

M SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES 
Normand J. Bedard 



TREE WARDEN 
Armand T. Michaud 



1981 



WIRING INSPECTOR 

Raymond Budzianowski 1981 

Elected 

Appointed By Board of Selectmen 

Appointed By Town Manager 

Other 

Supervised By Town Manager 

Elected At Town Meeting 

Appointed By Moderator 

General Laws 

1976 STM Art II 

Confirmed By Board of Selectmen 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
Ipswich High School April 07, 1980 

ESSEX, ss. 

To the Constable of the Town of Ipswich in said County, 

GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed to 

notify the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich qualified to vote in Town 

affairs to meet in the IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL in said Ipswich on 

MONDAY THE SEVENTH DAY OF APRIL 1980 
at 7:30 o'clock in the evening to act on the following articles, viz: 

At 7:30 p.m. Moderator Harold Shively announced that there was a quorum (345) 
present and called the Meeting to order. The final count was 585. The Pledge 
of Allegiance was followed by a moment of silent prayer for the hostages in 
Iran. The Moderator stated that the Warrant had been properly posted, and 
appointed as tellers: William Markos, Lawrence Cummings, Lawrence Morse, 
Rainer Broekel , Frank Day, David Brouillette. 

Selectmen Chairman John Pechilis moved that non-voters be admitted and allowed 
to sit up front to view the proceedings. Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 1. To fix the salary and compensation of all elected Town Officers. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the salary and compensation of all elected officials 
be fixed as in the 1980-81 budget. Seconded. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 2. To choose the following officers, viz: Constable for one (1) 
year, Moderator for one (1) year. Two (2) Selectmen for three (3) years. Two 
(2) Members of the School Committee for three (3) years. One (1) Member of 
the School Committee for one (1) year. One (1) Member of the Housing Author- 
ity for five (5) years. 

The above officers to be voted on one ballot at their respective polling 
places as follows: Precinct 1 Agawam Village, County Road; Precinct 2 Win- 
throp School, Central Street; Precinct 3 Ipswich High School, High Street; 
Precinct 4 Housing Authority Recreation Hall, Caroline Avenue; on Monday, 
April 14, 1980. The polls shall be open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. 

No action required. 

Article 3. To choose one (1) member of the Finance Committee for three (3) 
years and one (1) member of the Finance Committee for one (1) year. 

Selectman Edwin Damon, Jr. moved that Edward Wegzyn be nominated to the 
Finance Committee to serve for three years. Seconded. Motion carried. Mr. 
Damon then moved that Walter Pojasek be nominated to the Finance Committee to 
serve for one year. Seconded. Police Chief Armand Brouillette moved that 
William Rendle be nominated to the Finance Committee to serve for one year. 
Seconded. On a hand count, Mr. Pojasek received 206 votes, Mr. Rendle 103 
votes; Mr. Pojasek will serve the one-year term on the Finance Committee. 

Article 4. To hear and act upon the report of the Finance Committee relative 
to the municipal budget and to raise, appropriate, and transfer money for the 
ensuing year. Including the compensation of elected Town officers, and to 
authorize the expenditure of a sum of monies from the Federal General Revenue 
Sharing Account for the aforementioned purposes; or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Finance Committee Chairman Edward Nagus moved that the sum of $3,885,602 be 

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raised and appropriated for the purposes indicated in the Operating Budget: 



For the Operating Budget (see detail) 
Transfer from Available Funds 
Sewer Receipts Reserved 
County Dog Refund 
Library Aid Reserve 
Surplus Revenue (Free Cash) 
Overlay Surplus to Reserve Fund 
Water Pollution Contol 
Cemetery Perpetual Care Income 
Library Trust Fund Income 
FDAA 

Transfer from Revenue Sharing 
Highway Capital Outlay 
Street Lighting 
Sanitary Contract 

Available Funds and Revenue Sharing 
Net to be Raised and Assessed 



$3,885,602.00 

175,000.00 

1,894.76 

4,331.65 

385,874.31 

10,831.62 

3,270.00 

20,500.00 

5,218.00 

10,342.00 

617,262.34 

52,000.00 

54,000.00 

104,686.00 

210,686.00 

827,948.34 

$3,057,653.66 



1. 



2. 



OPERATING BUDGET 
GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



6. 









FY80 


FY81 




FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 




Expended E; 


xpended 


priated 


mended 


MODERATOR: 










Salary 


$ 100 $ 


100 $ 


100 $ 


100 


Expenses 


- 


25 


25 


25 


Total 


100 


125 


125 


125 


SELECTMEN: 










Salaries & Wages 


11,599 


11,854 


6,500 


6,845 


Expenses 


1,798 


2,104 


1,514 


1,524 


Capital Outlay 


65 


120 


100 


- 


Total 


13,462 


14,078 


8,114 


8,369 


FINANCE COMMITTEE: 










Salaries & Wages 


100 


250 


50 


50 


Expenses 


2,438 


1,770 


2,240 


2,450 


Total 


2,538 


2,020 


2,290 


2,500 


PLANNING BOARD: 










Salaries & Wages 


428 


1,200 


700 


1,000 


Expenses 


829 


290 


290 


925 


Planning Consultants: 










Reimbursable 


- 


1,000 


1,750 


2,500 


General 


- 


10,000 


10,000 


8,000 


Capital Outlay 


- 


280 


- 


- 


Total 


1,257 


12,770 


12,740 


12,425 


ELECTIONS & REGISTRATION: 










Salaries & Wages 


6,705 


10,050 


8,153 


10,788 


Expenses 


3,318 


3,425 


3,425 


3,425 


Capital Outlay 


613 


- 


- 


- 


Total 


10,636 


13,475 


11,578 


14,213 


APPEALS BOARD: 










Salaries & Wages 


230 


360 


350 


320 


Expenses 


274 


325 


245 


253 


Total 


504 


685 


595 


573 



10. 



11 



12. 



13. 

14. 
15. 









FY80 


FY81 




FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 




Expended 


Expended 


priated 


mended 


TOWN MANAGER: 










Salaries & Wages 


43,058 


46,349 


46,349 


53,809 


Expenses 


19,737 


21,597 


19,596 


15,573 


Labor Consultants 


- 


- 


- 


5,000 


Capital Outlay 


- 


1,000 


720 


- 


Total 


62,795 


68,946 


66,665 


74,382 


ACCOUNTANT: 










Salaries & Wages 


40,143 


42,469 


42,489 


52,958 


Expenses 


7,511 


7,224 


3,965 


4,412 


Capital Outlay 


5,142 


- 


- 


- 


Total 


52,796 


49,693 


46,454 


57,370 


TREASURER/COLLECTOR: 










Salaries & Wages 


37,794 


39,763 


39,516 


51,698 


Expenses 


5,616 


5,380 


17,040 


17,469 


Capital Outlay 


- 


- 


200 


500 


Total 


43,410 


45,143 


56,756 


69,667 


ASSESSORS: 










Salaries & Wages 


34,406 


35,961 


41,340 


45,691 


Expenses 


2,934 


3,147 


8,567 


9,243 


Capital Outlay 


169 


120 


- 


800 


Total 


37,509 


39,228 


49,997 


55,734 


TOWN CLERK: 










Salaries & Wages 


19,461 


21,937 


21,971 


25,234 


Expenses 


1,028 


1,630 


1,505 


2,421 


Capital Outlay 


- 


- 


- 


2,500 


Total 


20,489 


23,567 


23,476 


30,155 


LEGAL DEPARTMENT: 










Salaries & Wages 


7,980 


8,000 


8,000 


9,074 


Other Outside Counsel 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Town Counsel -Litigation 


8,018 


7,000 


7,000 


7,000 


Expenses 


274 


935 


875 


729 


Total 


16,272 


15,935 


15,875 


16,803 


INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION: 










Salaries & Wages 


- 


325 


112 


112 


Expenses 
Total 


- 


100 


100 


1,500 


- 


425 


212 


1,612 


HISTORICAL COMMISSION: 










Expenses 


218 


2,825 


250 


225 


CONSERVATION COMMISSION: 










Salaries & Wages 


760 


810 


700 


800 


Expenses 


2,373 


1,350 


800 


770 


Capital Outlay 


113 


420 


- 


- 


Total 


3,246 


2,580 


1,500 


1,570 



16. HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION: 

Expenses - 50 

17. RECREATION AND YOUTH SERVICES: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 



78,862 


81,370 


77,754 


84,555 


33,835 


28,607 


28,574 


29,764 


10,322 


15,927 


1,900 


7,120 


23,019 


125,904 


108,228 


121,439 



18. 



19, 



20, 



21 









FY80 


FY81 




FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 




Expended 


Expended 


priated 


mended 


COUNCIL ON AGING: 










Salaries & Wages 


392 


- 


480 


480 


Expenses 


7,863 


13,070 


12,980 


11,252 


Total 


8,255 


13,070 


13,460 


11,732 


TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT 


396,506 
PUBLIC SAFETY 


430,519 


418,315 


478,894 


POLICE DEPARTMENT: 










Salaries & Wages 










Chief 










Base 


22,938 


24,584 


25,773 


25,773 


Incentive 


3,440 


3,441 


3,866 


3,866 


Holiday 


1,055 


1,055 


1,185 


1,185 


Total 


27,433 


29,080 


30,824 


30,824 


Sergeants 










Base 


57,809 


62,115 


65,364 


65,364 


Incentive 


6,548 


5,552 


6,221 


6,221 


Holiday 


2,667 


2,667 


3,220 


3,220 


Total 


67,024 


70,334 


74,805 


74,805 


Patrolmen 










Base 


200,981 


215,841 


229,104 


226,924 


Incentive 


24,097 


22,791 


24,191 


25,745 


Holiday 


9,301 


9,299 


11,280 


11,180 


Total 


234,379 


247,931 


264,575 


263,849 


Overtime 


14,076 


16,275 


17,798 


15,000 


Shift Differential 


5,880 


6,598 


6,380 


6,380 


Court Fees 


6,573 


6,890 


7,385 


7,300 


Other Salaries 


8,324 


8,592 


9,542 


14,440 


Total Salaries 


363,689 


385,700 


411,309 


412,598 


Expenses 


46,637 


43,998 


52,293 


64,698 


Capital Outlay 


1,859 


630 


415 


26,612 


Total 


412,185 


430,328 


464,017 


503,908 


DOG OFFICER: 










Salaries & Wages 


7,847 


9,435 


9,235 


10,475 


Expenses 


2,523 


2,900 


3,184 


3,023 


Capital Outlay 


- 


327 


175 


5,600 


Total 


10,370 


12,662 


12,594 


19,098 


FIRE DEPARTMENT: 










Salaries & Wages 










Chief 










Base 


13,135 


17,830 


18,583 


23,933 


Incentive 


351 


- 


- 


- 


Holiday 


753 


800 


- 


- 


Total 


14,239 


18,630 


18,583 


23,933 


Captains 










Base 


40,791 


42,946 


47,869 


65,142 


Salary Differential 


2,835 


3,050 


- 


- 


Holiday 


1,968 


1,985 


250 


- 


Total 


45,594 


47,981 


48,119 


65,142 


Firefighters 










Base 


163,056 


170,860 


182,175 


172,373 


Incentive 


600 


600 


- 


1,850 


Holiday 


7,482 


7,876 


656 


- 


Total 


171,138 


179,336 


182,831 


174,223 


Contractual Wage Adjustment 


79,433 


- 


- 


- 


Overtime 


16,608 


10,056 


12,720 


15,400 


Call Lieutenants (3) 


2,400 
8 


2,400 


2,400 


3,000 



22 



23, 



24. 



25. 



26 



27, 



28, 



29, 









FY80 


FY81 




FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 




Expended 


Expended 


priated 


mended 


Call Operator (4) 


800 


800 


800 


4,000 


Call Men (23) 


16,917 


18,200 


16,110 


20,700 


Total Salaries 


347,129 


277,403 


281,553 


306,398 


Expenses 


17,917 


19,632 


25,925 


40,297 


Capital Outlay 


31,496 


2,800 


2,900 


17,850 


Total 


396,542 


299,835 


310,378 


364,545 


CIVIL DEFENSE: 










Salaries & Wages 


1,800 


2,400 


2,400 


2,400 


Expenses 


985 


2,785 


1,810 


1,910 


Capital Outlay 


530 


- 


- 


- 


Total 


3,315 


5,185 


4,210 


4,310 


SHELLFISH-HARBORS: 










Salaries & Wages 


16,573 


19,364 


17,214 


18,515 


Expenses 


2,622 


3,690 


5,530 


5,514 


Capital Outlay 


923 


225 


- 


- 


Total 


20,118 


23,309 


22,774 


24,029 


BUILDING INSPECTOR: 










Salaries & Wages 


11,760 


13,540 


13,540 


18,097 


Expenses 


1,295 


1,700 


1,550 


1,781 


Capital Outlay 


146 


80 




- 


Total 


13,201 


15,320 


15,090 


19,878 


TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 


855,731 


786,639 


829,063 


935,768 




HEALTH & SANITATION 






HEALTH AGENT: 










Salaries & Wages 


15,195 


12,305 


26,215 


32,801 


Expenses 


34,615 


38,790 


40,713 


38,163 


Capital Outlay 


- 


150 


- 


350 


Total 


49,810 


51,245 


66,928 


71,314 


OUTSIDE CONTRACTS: 










Sanitation Composite Contract 75,625 


82,750 


102,120 


205,000 


Recycling Collection 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Spring & Fall Cleaning 


700 


1,400 


6,000 


8,000 


Dump Improvement 


393 


- 


- 


- 


Total 


76,718 


84,150 


126,120 


213,000 


TOTAL HEALTH & SANITATION: 126,528 


135,395 


193,048 


283,314 




VETERANS' SERVICES 






VETERANS BENEFITS: 










Expenses 


95,112 


110,000 


100,000 


105,000 


Total 


95,112 
PUBLIC WORKS 


110,000 


100,000 


105,000 


ADMINISTRATION: 










Salaries & Wages 


16,179 


27,230 


27,265 


31,737 


Expenses 


1,564 


1,800 


1,530 


1,666 


Capital Outlay 


546 


90 


50 


- 


Total 


18,289 


29,120 


28,845 


33,403 


EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE: 










Salaries & Wages 


13,069 


13,699 


13,751 


15,580 


Expenses 


27,888 


32,950 


34,838 


44,080 


Capital Outlay 


- 


- 


- 


7,000 


Total 


40,957 


46,649 


48,589 


66,660 



30. TOWN HALL & ANNEX: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 

31. HIGHWAY DIVISION: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 

32. SNOW & ICE CONTROL: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 

Rental 
Total 

33. FORESTRY: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 

34. SEWER: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 

TOTAL PUBLIC WORKS 

35. CEMETERIES: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 

36. INSURANCE: 
Motor Vehicle 
Workmen's Compensation 
Package Insurance 
Public Official Bonds 
Legal Liability 

Total 

37. BENEFITS: 

Military Service Credits 
County Retirement System 
Health & Life 
Total 

38. DEBT SERVICE: 
Payment of Interest 
Payment of Principal 
Total 

39. LIBRARY: 
Salaries & Wages 
Expenses 
Capital Outlay 
Total 







FY80 


FY81 


FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 


Expended 


Expended 


priated 


mended 


9,730 


10,192 


10,231 


11,588 


13,919 


17,450 


15,154 


14,794 


- 


- 


281 


- 


23,649 


27,642 


25,666 


26,382 


99,981 


109,620 


98,834 


98,797 


167,212 


203,435 


187,602 


133,504 


14,835 


73,844 


49,600 


60,068 


282,028 


386,899 


336,036 


292,369 


34,778 


15,000 


15,000 


15,000 


52,001 


30,900 


30,900 


30,900 


79,724 


12,000 


12,000 


12,000 


166,503 


57,900 


57,900 


57,900 


41,834 


39,150 


40,136 


42,977 


23,592 


26,668 


21,320 


26,195 


3,711 


900 


18,932 


1,000 


69,137 


66,718 


80,388 


70,172 


61,783 


84,011 


75,422 


86,048 


68,798 


86,375 


104,735 


133,658 


6,620 


4,050 


5,000 


4,833 


137,201 


174,436 


185,157 


224,539 


737,764 


789,364 


762,581 


771,425 


59,512 


67,729 


68,137 


76,491 


10,480 


12,795 


13,694 


15,024 


9,165 


6,425 


4,000 


1,675 


79,157 


86,949 


85,831 


93,190 


9,997 


12,510 


11,010 


10,367 


63,966 


23,485 


22,696 


19,148 


55,985 


30,511 


22,073 


37,153 


932 


1,305 


1,661 


866 


4,934 


6,628 


5,350 


8,144 


135,814 


74,439 


62,790 


75,678 


12,580 


14,500 


15,515 


13,653 


295,776 


288,646 


239,176 


299,438 


169,510 


165,370 


130,317 


141,545 


477,866 


468,516 


385,008 


454,636 


59,915 


68,597 


80,096 


70,678 


285,000 


432,500 


446,100 


391,000 


344,915 


501,097 


526,196 


461,678 


67,283 


73,300 


71,556 


81,758 


37,680 


38,800 


35,991 


38,111 


797 


700 


6,630 


5,900 


105,760 


112,800 


114,177 


125,769 



10 







FY80 


FY81 


FY78 


FY79 


Appro- 


Recom- 


Expended 


Expended 


priated 


mended 


UNCLASSIFIED 








- 


10,000 


- 


- 


- 


50,000 


50,000 


50,000 


150 


5,000 


500 


500 


28,249 


30,000 


24,000 


24,000 


7,000 


7,200 


7,500 


8,000 




- 


- 


16,750 


35,399 


102,200 


82,000 


82,500 



40. OUTSIDE SERVICES AUDIT 

41. RESERVE FUND (See Schedule) 

42. BOND ISSUE COSTS 

43. INTEREST ON TAX ANTICIPA- 
TION NOTES 

44. POSTAGE 

45. TEMPORARY LOANS (Feasibility 
Grants) 

TOTAL 

TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET $3,390,552 $3,597,918 $3,552,329 $3,885,602 

Seconded. Mr. Nagus mentioned that these figures are slightly different from 
those in the Finance Committee report, due to last-minute changes. There is 
an increase of a bit more than $251,000 from last year's budget. Salary ad- 
justments for the Police and Fire Departments have not been included, as ne- 
gotiations are not completed. Both the Finance Committee and the Board of 
Selectmen made a strong effort to produce a realistic budget, and unless 
voters want service cuts, they should approve it. Mr. Pechilis stated that 
the Board of Selectmen unanimously recommended. The motion carried on a 
voice vote. 

Article 5. To hear and act upon the report of the School Committee relative 
to the School Department budget and to raise, appropriate and transfer money 
for the ensuing year's operations; or to take any other action relative there- 
to. 

School Committee Chairman Deanna Cross moved that the Town appropriate the 
sum of $4,348,956 for the School Department Budget as hereinafter designated: 

1000 Administration $ 114,343 

2000 Instruction 3,102,605 

3000 Other School Services 395,691 

3500 Athletics 118,503 

4000 Operation and Maintenance of Plant 481,197 

5000 Fixed Charges 50,601 

7000 Acquisition of Fixed Assets 2,016 

9000 Programs with other Districts 84,000 

$4,348,956 
Transfer from Available Funds: 

Feoffees of the Grammar School 7,500 

Net to be Raised and Assessed: $4,341,456 

Seconded. Mrs. Cross announced that this budget is $5,000 under the cap. 
Mary Conley of the Finance Committee said it recommended acceptance 7-2; that 
it had received the budget early this year and had time to really study it. 
Members questioned the fuel costs but would go along with the budget. Thomas 
Emery of the School Committee asked that more taxpayers attend meetings to 
see what goes on, and commented that people should be ashamed at not running 
for office. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to cover the Town's share of the annual operating and debt service ex- 
penses of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School District; or 

to take any other action relative thereto. 

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School Superintendent John Stella moved that the Town vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $226,886 to cover the Town's share of the annual operating 
and debt service expenses of the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High 
School District. Seconded. This budget is $1,900 above last year's. Finance 
Committee member Walter Pojasek, commenting that the school provides high 
quality education for students whose interests are not programmed by Ipswich 
High School and that we are fortunate to be able to use it, said that the 
Finance Committee unanimously supported the article. Selectman Jeffrey Dolan 
announced that his Board unanimously supported it. Motion carried on a voice 
vote. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote 

(1) to raise and appropriate a sum of money and/or transfer from available 
funds a sum of money to pay unpaid bills incurred in previous years and re- 
maining unpaid; and 

(2) to raise and appropriate a sum of money or to appropriate a sum of money 
from the Water Division Surplus Account to pay any Water Division unpaid 
bills incurred in previous years and remaining unpaid; or to take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Selectman Arthur LeClair moved that the sum of $10,783.30 be transferred from 
free cash to pay the following unpaid bills incurred in previous years and 
remaining unpaid: 

Council on Aging 

Action, Inc. $ 119.86 

Lechmere Sales, Inc. 159.88 

Accounting Department 

David M. Jewett, M.D. 15.00 

Fire Department 

Morton Chemical Company 125.00 

Robert Gambale 412.94 

Peter F. Poor Ambulance 57.00 

Salem Laundry Company 58.95 

Stratham Tire Company 298.88 

Daniel E. Grant Co., Inc. 484.95 

E.J. Riemitis Co. , Inc. 45.65 

Department of Public Safety 15.00 

Ocean and Forest Products Co. 35.34 

Health Department 

Town of Ipswich Electric Department 21.32 

Police Department 

Frederick Huffnagle, M.D. 364.00 

Peter F. Poor Ambulance 52.60 

Charles Cooper 280.56 

Sewer Department 

Camp, Dresser & McKee 3,500.00 

MBTA 70.00 

Sam Goldberg & Son 45.78 

Town Manager 

Morgan, Brown, Kearns & Joy 249.70 

Water Division 

George A. Caldwell Company 436.00 

Gustavo Preston Company 2,272.75 

MBTA 150.00 

George Mann and Company 247.50 

School Department 

Baker & Taylor Company 21.72 

Amsco School Publications 36.63 

Shep's Workshop 15.85 

Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, Inc. 11.17 

Hayden Book Company 9.77 

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Retina Associates 89.00 

Liza Yessayan, M.D. 85.00 

Professional Clinical Orthopedic Service 30.00 

Children's Hospital 23.50 

Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 222.00 

Cable Memorial Hospital 400.00 

North Shore Children's Hospital 40.00 

Port Stationers 28Q.0Q 

$10,783.30 

Seconded. Finance Committee recommended by Mr. Nagus reminded that the Re- 
serve Fund has been kept at $50,000 so the Committee hopes that Department 
heads will try to stay within their budgets. On a four-fifths vote, 466 
voted in the affirmative, 1 in the negative; motion carried. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate or to trans- 
fer a sum of monies from available funds to fund supplements to the Town Oper- 
ating Budget for fiscal year 1980; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
apply for and accept any state or federal grants or reimbursements in conjunc- 
tion with said supplements; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town vote to transfer from free cash the sum of 
$82,751.50 to fund supplements to the Town Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 
1980, as follows: 

Miscellaneous Finance 
Group Health & Life Insurance $25,000.00 

Workmen's Compensation Insurance 39,000.00 

Town Manager 

Labor Negotiations' Consultants 9,100.00 

Water Division 
Well Pump Testing 7,079.50 

Police Department 

Pedestrian Safety Capital Outlay & Expense 2,572.00 

$82,751.50 

and that the Selectmen be authorized to apply for and to accept State/Federal 
grants or reimbursements in conjunction with said supplements. Seconded. 
This is a stock article to cover shortfalls due to underestimates. Well test- 
ing has not been completed due to lack of funds. The Finance Committee rec- 
ommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money, or to authorize an expenditure from the Federal General Revenue Shar- 
ing Account, to supplement the Fiscal Year 1980 School Budget; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Mrs. Cross moved for indefinite postponement, stating that the School Commit- 
tee estimated that it would be able to cover its shortages. Seconded. Motion 
carried on voice vote. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in antici- 
pation of the revenue for the financial year beginning July 01, 1980 and end- 
ing June 30, 1981, in accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 4, as amended, and to renew any note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions 
of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17, as amended; or to take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Selectman Lawrence Pszenny moved that the Town vote to authorize the Treasurer 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money from time to time, in an- 

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ticipation of the revenue for the financial year beginning July 01, 1980 and 
ending June 30, 1981, in accordance with the provisions of the General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 4, as amended, and to renew any note or notes as may be 
given for a period of less than one year, in accordance with the provisions 
of the General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 17, as amended, or to take any other 
action relative thereto. Seconded. This is a standard article. Finance Com- 
mittee recommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the current expenses of the Water Division, the same to be paid for 
by revenues of the Water Division during the Fiscal Year 1981, and to trans- 
fer a sum of money from the surplus account to Water Plant and Investment; or 
to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$327,610 for the current expenses of the Water Division, the same to be paid 
for by revenues of the Water Division during the Fiscal Year 1981. Seconded. 
Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the construction, original equipping and furnishing of an addition 
of the Ipswich High School Library, and for the reconstruction, remodeling, 
rehabilitation and modernization of the High School, and obtaining any mater- 
iel and services incidental thereto; to determine whether such appropriation 
shall be raised by borrowing or otherwise; or to take any other action rela- 
tive thereto. 

Mrs. Cross moved that the Town adopt the following vote: Voted: (1) that 
the sum of $100,000 is appropriated for constructing, originally equipping 
and furnishing an addition to the Ipswich High School Library, including ob- 
taining all related materiel and services incidental thereto, and that to 
meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 
is authorized to borrow $100,000 under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7 
(3), as amended, and (2) that the sum of $50,000 is appropriated for remodel- 
ing, reconstructing, and making extraordinary repairs to the Ipswich High 
School, including obtaining all related materiel and services incidental 
thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approv- 
al of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow $50,000 under General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 7 (3A), as amended. Seconded. Mrs. Cross asked support 
to enlarge the library, stating students have been shortchanged. A modest 
functional structure is planned. Finance Committee did not recommend, citing 
declining enrollment, price rises; it suggested space in the present plant 
could be utilized. Mr. Pechilis said the Board of Selectmen unanimously 
recommended the article. Mr. Stella said additional space for library and 
facilities for the handicapped are needed. Present Library holds only 35 
students and has limited space for books and materials. The proposed addi- 
tion will provide space for 70 pupils and additional storage. The structure 
would be 60' x 30' and be between the second and third wings. The appropri- 
ation would be 50% reimbursed by the State; the first year the impact on the 
tax rate would be 36<t, declining each year for five years. William Mc Kinney 
felt that the time had come to call a halt when the Town cannot afford it. 
Lawrence Seidler felt something should be done for the children. Paul Gahm 
mentioned the terrible situation for arts and girls' locker room. Student 
Michael Roy said 75% of the students supported the addition; the majority 
felt library improvements were of the highest priority; we should take advan- 
tage of State aid while it was available. Principal Joe Rogers stated the 
school was built in three phases to be an intermediate school; the library 
was built in 1963. Elizabeth Dorman felt that opening up the building to the 
handicapped is very necessary. David Warner mentioned the new laws forcing 
public buildings to be made accessible to the handicapped. On a two-thirds 
vote, 282 voted in the affirmative, 205 in the negative (324 votes needed); 

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motion defeated. 

Article 13. To see what action the Town will take in regard to the transfer 
of any surplus funds in the Electric Light Department. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town transfer the sum of $60,000 from the surplus 
account of the Electric Light Department to the General Fund for the purpose 
of reducing taxes. Seconded. Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried 
on voice vote. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money to ex- 
tend, enlarge, reconstruct and/or make extraordinary repairs to the Electric 
Light Plant and distribution system and to authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, to issue bonds or notes of the Town pur- 
suant to the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 164, Section 
40, and Chapter 44, Section 8 as amended; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the Town adopt the following vote: Voted: (1) that 
the sum of $200,000 is appropriated for extending and enlarging the electric 
light department plant and distribution system, including obtaining all re- 
lated materiel and services incidental thereto, and that to meet this appro- 
priation the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is authorized to 
borrow $200,000 under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 8 (8), as amended. 
Seconded. Mssrs. McKinney and Wasserman asked Mr. 0'Meara questions regarding 
usage; he replied that the Town had exceeded our peak last December and we 
need a new substation now. On a two-thirds vote, 315 voted in the affirmative 
86 in the negative: motion carried. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to amend its action under Article 41 
of the 1979 Annual Town Meeting by accepting, in addition to Section 9 of 
Chapter 258 of the General Laws, the provisions of Section 13 of the said 
Chapter, as inserted by Chapter 396 of the Acts of 1979, to indemnify and save 
harmless municipal officers, elected or appointed, from personal financial 
loss and expense including reasonable legal fees and costs, if any, in an 
amount not to exceed one million dollars, arising out of any claim, demand, 
suit or judgment by reason of any act or omission, except an intentional vio- 
lation of civil rights of any person, if the official at the time of such act 
or omission was acting within the scope of his official duties of employment; 
or to take any other action relative thereto. (Vote By Ballot) 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on April 14, 1980 at 
the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00' a.m. to 
8:00 p.m. on the following questions: "Shall the Town vote to amend its ac- 
tion under Article 41 of the 1979 Annual Town Meeting by accepting, in addi- 
tion to Section 9 of Chapter 258 of the General Laws, the provisions of Sec- 
tion 13 of said Chapter, as inserted by Chapter 396 of the Acts of 1979 which 
provides that the Town shall indemnify and save harmless municipal officers, 
elected or appointed, from personal financial loss and expense, including 
reasonable legal fees and costs, if any, in an amount not to exceed one mil- 
lion dollars, arising out of any claim, demand, suit or judgment by reason 
of any act or omission except an intentional violation of civil rights of any 
person under any law, if the official at the time of such act or omission was 
acting within the scope of his official duties or employment?" Seconded. Mr. 
Pszenny said the former municipal immunity statute was struck down by the 
Massachusetts Supreme Court. Liabilities will be covered by an insurance 
policy taken out by the Town. If not accepted, Town officials could be held 
personally liable. Betty Seigal asked how much the policy would cost the 
Town? To a limit of $1 million, the premium would be approximately $5,700. 
Mr. Seidler asked for clarification as to whether officials were covered only 
during working hours or all the time it would cover them for any acts with- 

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in the scope of their official duties. Finance Committee recommended. The 
motion to put the question on the ballot was carried by voice vote. The re- 
sults of the voting by ballot on April 14, 1980 were: yes - 1619, no - 1099; 
article passed. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 
7A of Chapter 32B of the Massachusetts General Laws to allow for the payment 
of a subsidiary or additional rate in addition to the payment of 50% of a pre- 
mium for contributory group life and health insurance for employees in the 
service of the Town and their dependents. (By Petition) 

Gordon Blaquiere, President of AFSCME Local #2905, moved for indefinite post- 
ponement. Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the previous acceptance 
of Section 7A of Chapter 32B of the Massachusetts General Laws, that the Town 
shall pay 75% of the premium for contributory group life and health insurance 
for employees in the service of the Town and their dependents; and to raise 
and appropriate a sum of money therefor; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. (By Petition) 

Mr. Blaquiere moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to acquire by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise the following 
parcels of land: 

(1) a parcel consisting of approximately 0.53 acre, believed to be owned by 
Elizabeth Giroux and Leslie Hawkins situate in the vicinity of Linebrook Road; 

(2) a parcel consisting of approximately 38,000 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Mary E. Hills, situate in the vicinity of Linebrook 
Road; 

(3) a parcel consisting of approximately 3,400 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Arthur F. and Elna E. Hills, situate in the vicinity of 
Linebrook Road; and 

(4) a parcel consisting of approximately 5,000 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Shirley C. Tedford, situate in the vicinity of Linebrook 
Road; to be used in conjunction with the relocation and construction of a por- 
tion of Linebrook Road conducted under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as 
amended; and further to raise and appropriate or transfer from available funds 
a sum of money for said purposes; or to take any other action relative there- 
to. 

Selectman Jeffrey Dolan moved that the Town vote to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise the 
following parcels of land: 

(1) a parcel consisting of approximately 0.53 acre, believed to be owned by 
Elizabeth Giroux and Leslie Hawkins, situate in the vicinity of Linebrook 
Road; 

(2) a parcel consisting of approximately 38,000 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Mary E. Hills, situate in the vicinity of Linebrook 
Road; 

(3) a parcel consisting of approximately 3,400 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Arthur F. and Elna E. Hills, situate in the vicinity of 
Linebrook Road; and 

(4) a parcel consisting of approximately 5,000 square feet, more or less, be- 
lieved to be owned by Shirley C. Tedford, situate in the vicinity of Linebrook 
Road, to be used in conjunction with the relocation and construction of a por- 
tion of Linebrook Road conducted under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as 
amended; and further that the Town vote to transfer $19,300 from free cash for 
said purposes. Seconded. This will take care of the last part of the Line- 
brook Road reconstruction. Finance Committee recommended. On a two-thirds 

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vote, 325 voted in the affirmative, 50 in the negative; motion carried. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the construction and maintenance of roads under Chapter 90 of the 
General Laws; to authorize a change in application of the remaining unexpended 
and unencumbered balance of Article 23 of the 1977 Annual Town Meeting (the 
MBTA Contract) for construction and maintenance of roads under Chapter 90 of 
the General Laws; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the Town vote to authorize a change in application of 
the remaining unexpended and unencumbered $34,212 balance of Article 23 of the 
1977 Annual Town Meeting from the MBTA contract to "Construction and mainte- 
nance of roads under Chapter 90 of the General Laws, as amended". Seconded. 
This will be used on Linebrook Road between Howe Street and Route 1. Finance 
Committee recommended. Motion carried on a voice vote. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote pursuant to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 14 of Chapter 151, Acts of 1979, to rescind the acceptance of Chapter 835 
of the Acts of 1970, previously adopted under Article 25 of the 1971 Annual 
Town Meeting (known as the Police Career Incentive Bill as contained in Sec- 
tion 108L of Chapter 41 of the General Laws) as it would apply to future em- 
ployees of the Ipswich Police Department; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 
of Chapter 151, Acts of 1979, to rescind the acceptance of Chapter 835 of the 
Acts of 1970, previously adopted under Article 25 of the 1971 Annual Town 
Meeting (known as the Police Career Incentive Bill as contained in Section 
108L of Chapter 41 of the General Laws) as it would apply to future employees 
of the Ipswich Police Department. Seconded. The Board of Selectmen feels 
that the present policy is fiscally irresponsible, based as it is on the de- 
gree credits earned -by each officer, applied as a percentage of his base pay 
and automatically increasing with each raise. The Board is of the opinion 
that this should be a contract item. The total amount in 1972 was $8,707; by 
1980 (before a new contract) the amount was $36,000. Payments range from 
$1,431 to $3,866 and are in addition to base pay, holiday pay, etc. One-half 
of the cost is reimbursed by the State. A "yes" vote would not affect present 
officers, only new ones coming into the department. Finance Committee recom- 
mended. Chief Brouillette spoke against the article, saying that this program 
gave the Town the benefit of higher caliber police officers, that none of the 
109 towns accepting this bill have rescinded it, and that any change should be 
negotiated between the Town and the Union, not on Town Meeting floor. Sgt. 
Peter Foote stated that incentive pay is exactly that, a reward for attaining 
college degrees; police officers today have to be and are professionals; today 
they need college training and degrees. If the incentive is taken away, there 
will be a lack of qualified people applying for openings. Officers today have 
to make decisions of life and death within a matter of seconds, often in a 
hostile situation; they cannot ask anybody for advice. The motion was de- 
feated on a hand count, with 141 in favor, 255 opposed. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will adopt an order under Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws, Chapter 43B, Section 10A, proposing the following amendment to the 
Town Charter subject to the approval of the Attorney General pursuant to Sec- 
tion 10C, to be submitted to the voters in accordance with Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Laws, Chapter 43B, Section 11, at that part of the next Annual Town Meet- 
ing devoted to balloting in 1981. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
Town Charter (Chapter 620, Acts of 1966), Section 3 (entitled "Appointive Pow- 
ers of Selectmen") by deleting the first sentense of said Section 3, which 
reads as follows: 

"The board of selectmen shall appoint and may remove election officers, regi- 
strars of voters, (except the town clerk), trust fund commissions , town 

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accountant, zoning board of appeals, and electric light manager, and the town 
manager. " 

in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: 
"The board of selectmen shall appoint and remove election officers, registrars 
of voters, (except the town clerk), trust fund commissioners, town accountant, 
zoning board of appeals, electric light manager, town manager, shellfish con- 
stable, and harbormaster."; 
or to take any other action relative thereto, (Vote By Ballot) 

Mr. Dolan moved that the Town adopt an order under Massachusetts General Laws, 
Chapter 43B, Section 10(a), proposina the following amendment to the Town 
Charter subject to the approval of the Attorney General pursuant to Section 
10(c) to be submitted to the voters in accordance with Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 43B, Section 11, at that part of the next Annual Town Meeting 
devoted to balloting in 1981: To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town 
Charter (Chapter 620, Acts of 1966), Section 3 (entitled "Appointive Powers 
of Selectmen") by deleting the first sentence of said Section 3, which reads 
as follows: "The Board of Selectmen shall appoint and may remove election 
officers, Registrars of Voters (except the Town Clerk), Trust Fund Commission- 
ers, Town Accountant, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Electric Light Manager, and 
the Town Manager." in its entirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the 
following: "The Board of Selectmen shall appoint and remove election offi- 
cers, Registrars of Voters (except the Town Clerk), Trust Fund Commissioners, 
Town Accountant, Zoning Board of Appeals, Electric Light Manager, Town Manag- 
er, Shellfish Constable, and Harbormaster." Seconded. By State Law, the 
Board of Selectmen are supposed to appoint the Shellfish Constable and the 
Harbormaster, according to Mr. Dolan. Mrs. Conley said that the Finance Com- 
mittee opposed this article 7-2, because the Town Charter gives the Town Man- 
ager the authority to make these appointments; the last two Town Counsels 
have ruled that it is the Manager's prerogative. Since 1951 the Town Manager 
or the Executive Secretary have always appointed the Shellfish Constable. 
Giving the power of appointment to the Board of Selectmen would bring in pol- 
itics and weaken the authority of the Town Manager. On a two-thirds vote, 70 
voted in the affirmative, 320 in the negative; the motion was defeated. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the purpose of promotion of the Town of Ipswich, an equal sum of 
money to be made available for said purpose from the Chamber of Commerce; or 
to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of S700 
for the purpose of promotion of the Town of Ipswich, an equal sum of money to 
be made available for said purpose from the Chamber of Commerce. Seconded. 
Motion carried. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote pursuant to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 13 of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, to estab- 
lish a Municipal Buildings Insurance Fund, for insurance; to see if the Town 
will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money therefor; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote pursuant to the provisions of Section 13 
of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, to establish a 
Municipal Buildings Insurance Fund, for insurance: and that the Town vote to 
raise and appropriate the sum of S10,000 therefor. Seconded. This will cre- 
ate a fund starting with 510,000; money will be invested by the Treasurer to 
make money. Finance Committee recommended. Motion passed on voice vote. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote not to sell the Rust Garage; or to 
take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

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Mrs. Constance Surpitski moved that the Town vote not to sell the Rust garage. 
Seconded. Mrs. Surpitski explained that residents of the Linebrook Road sec- 
tion do not wish the Rust garage building sold. Mr. Pechilis explained that 
proposed article in the initial warrant recommended selling the garage, lead- 
ing to this article. The Board of Selectmen would be willing to work with 
Mrs. Surpitski or a committee in setting up a call force in the Linebrook 
area. Mr. Pechilis then moved for indefinite postponement of this article. 
Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for the activation of the Rust Garage for the use as a fire substation. 
Said monies will be used to A) Renovate the Rust Garage, as needed; B) Provide 
manning for the station with at least two (2) men per shift, with permanent 
Fire Fighters; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mrs. Surpitski moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$191,705 for the activation of the Rust Garage for use as a fire substation. 
Said monies will be used to: a) Renovate the Rust Garage, as needed; and b) 
Provide manning for the station with at least two (2) men per shift, with 
permanent Fire Fighters. It was stated that sections a) and b) were illegal, 
since the Fire Chief and the Town Manager are the two individuals charged with 
manning the fire stations. The motion was changed to request activation of 
the garage as a fire station. Seconded. Mrs. Surpitski said that it took 
fire equipment at least eight minutes in the best of weather to respond to an 
alarm in the outer Linebrook area. John Griffin reported that the Finance 
Committee was unanimously opposed. Mr. Pechilis said the Board of Selectmen 
was unanimously opposed for the same reason as the Finance Committee (money 
would be on the tax rate as soon as it was voted), and felt that we should 
have a study made of fire needs. Charles Wayne, Jacob Hoffman, John Hansbury 
(all residents of the outer Linebrook area) urged acceptance of the article. 
David Warner felt that a station in that area was not needed, that it would be 
expensive and would not save any lives or property. He thought smoke and fire 
detectors, and family fire drills would be a better plan. The motion was de- 
feated on a voice vote. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that Article 63 be placed before the Meeting at this time 
for a full discussion. Seconded. The tax cap article (#63) requires a two- 
thirds vote; unless we discuss it now it would mean that all subsequent arti- 
cles would be illegal. Motion carried. 

Article 63. To see if the Town will vote to exceed the appropriation limit by 
a specific sum of money and the levy limit by a specific sum of money, as 
authorized under Section 6 and 11 of Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979; or to 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that 1) the Town vote to increase the appropriation limit 
established by Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979 by $840,000 so that the appro- 
priations limit as so increased will be $8,359,880.16, and 2) that the Town 
vote to increase the levy limit established by Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979 
by not more than $505.48 so that the levy limit as so increased will not be 
more than $8,525,632.41. Seconded. A lengthy discussion, pro and con, fol- 
lowed. On the two-thirds vote, 310 voted affirmatively, 79 negatively; motion 
passed. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote 

(1) to confirm its action under Article 5 of the July 03, 1979 Special Town 
Meeting to the extent that the project to remodel and renovate the Town Hall 
Annex for a police station be abandoned, and to return to the stabilization 
fund the remaining unexpended and unencumbered balance of those monies trans- 
ferred from said fund under Article 27 of the 1978 Annual Town Meeting; 

(2) pursuant to the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 44, Massachusetts Gen- 

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era! Laws, as amended, to change the purpose of the appropriations made under 
Article 41 of the 1977 Annual Town Meeting and Article 27 of the 1978 Annual 
Town Meeting to the extent of the balance of the monies borrowed thereunder 
from "remodeling and reconstruction of the Town Hall Annex for a Police Sta- 
tion" to surveying, designing, and constructing an extension of the sanitary 
sewer in the area of Newmarch street, Applewood drive, Arrowhead Trail, Camer- 
on avenue, Damon avenue, Jurdin Hill road, Nabby's Point road, Jeffrey's Neck 
road, and Spring street, and obtaining all material and services necessary and 
incidental thereto"; 

(3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such easements and/or other 
interests as may be necessary to effectuate said extension of the sanitary 
sewer system by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise; 

(4) pursuant to the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws, as amended, to change the application of the remaining unexpended and 
unencumbered balances of the following listed articles from the previously 
authorized purposes to those sewer purposes specified in subsection (3) of 
this article hereinabove: 

Article 14 1973 Annual Town Meeting (Sewer Treatment Plant) $ 2,463.52 
Article 18 1975 Special Town Meeting (Avery street Sewer) 16,966.02 
Article 23 1976 Annual Town Meeting (County road Sewer) 5,113.12 

Article 29 1978 Annual Town Meeting (Wood's lane Sewer) 31,737.91 

Article 33 1979 Annual Town Meeting (Market street Sewer) 12,879.57; 

(5) to raise and appropriate a sum of money (in addition to the sums available 
under said Articles 5, 27, 14, 18, 23, 29 and 33 aforementioned) to survey, 
design and construct said sanitary sewer extension in said areas; 

(6) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any 
Federal, State or private grants in conjunction with the aforesaid purposes; 
and 

(7) to determine if this additional appropriation shall be raised by the issu- 
ance of bonds or serial notes or otherwise; 

or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the Town adopt the following vote: Voted: (1) that 
the sum of $480,000 is appropriated for the construction of an extension of 
the sanitary sewer in the area of Newmarch Street, Applewood Drive, Arrowhead 
Trail, Cameron Avenue, Damon Avenue, Jurdin Hill Road, Nabby's Point Road, 
Jeffrey's Neck Road, and Spring Street, including obtaining all related mater- 
iel and services incidental thereto; (2) that to meet this appropriation the 
sum of $839.86 is raised and the amounts indicated below are transferred from 
the unencumbered balances of the appropriations indicated below: 

Amount Town Meeting Warrant Article Purpose 

$ 2,463.52 1973 Annual 14 Sewer Treatment Plant 
16,966.02 1975 Special 18 Avery Street Sewer 

5,113.12 1976 Annual 23 County Road Sewer 
39,000.00 1978 Annual 29 Wood's Lane Sewer 
14,000.00 1979 Annual 33 Market Street Sewer 
95,000.00 1977 Annual 41 Town Hall Annex Remodeling 
95,000.00 1978 Annual 27 Town Hall Annex Remodeling 
and the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow 
$220,000 under General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 8(15), as amended; (3) that 
the Selectmen are authorized to acquire by purchase, gift, lease, eminent do- 
main or otherwise such easements or other interests in land as may be neces- 
sary to carry out such project; (4) that the Selectmen are authorized to con- 
tract for Federal and State aid which shall be spent for the project, provided 
that the total authorized borrowing shall be reduced by the amount of such 
aid; and (5) that the vote of the Town passed under Article 5 of the Warrant 
for the July 30, 1979 Special Town Meeting to the effect that the project to 
remodel and renovate the Town Hall Annex for a police station be abandoned and 
that the unencumbered balance of funds transferred for such purpose from the 
Stabilization Fund under the vote passed under Article 27 of the Warrant for 
the 1978 Annual Town Meeting be returned to the Stabilization Fund is hereby 

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ratified and confirmed in all respects. Seconded. The Newmarch Street area 
is a congested one with small lots, single houses, two-three children in each 
family; the Town should make back the money expended in betterments. Finance 
Committee recommended. Roger Burke stated that the Police Station Study Com- 
mittee was against the article; it should be defeated on principle if nothing 
else, as voters are being asked to remove funds voted for a police facility. 
Mr. Pechilis claimed that Bond Counsel has stated that these funds (for Police 
Station) were illegal as the requests for them should have been put on a bal- 
lot. Mr. McKinney asked how far down the line would run and was told to Jur- 
din Hill Road. Edward Herling was concerned about the sewer going down Jef- 
frey's Neck Road, feeling it meant more development and higher taxes. Isadore 
Smith felt that since we have voted for the police station twice and it was 
illegal, why couldn't we vote for it again legally. George Mathey felt that 
money should be left for the Police Station. Lee McNally stated that after 
going through 25 articles, we should not vote any more. John Krajewski of 
Newmarch Street wanted the Police to have a nice station but his health and 
his family's needs a sewer. Lawrence Cummings was afraid the installation of 
a sewer on Jeffrey's Neck Road would open up the Neck. William Wasserman 
asked if it were possible to return the Police Station money to the General 
Fund? Mr. Pechilis said that Bond Counsel said it couldn't be done; that the 
money must be spent for a similar reason. Chief Brouillette felt that if 
Palmer Dodge (bond counsel) said the money was illegally borrowed, how do we 
have it and how can it be transferred to a legal article? On a two-thirds 
vote, 84 voted in the affirmative, 165 in the negative; motion was defeated. 

It was now 11:35 p.m. and the Moderator accepted a motion to adjourn until 
Tuesday, April 8th at 7:30 p.m. Seconded. Motion carried. 

At 7:30 on April 8th, only 100 people were present, and it was moved, seconded 
and so voted to postpone the meeting until 7:45. While waiting, the Moderator 
stated that he had been asked to reconsider Article 26; that proponents were 
willing to eliminate the Police Station money, and raise the necessary amount; 
and that the sewer line was necessary for health reasons. He had allowed re- 
consideration only once before but wanted to know how the majority felt about 
it. Somebody asked what would prevent every question being reconsidered? Mr. 
Shively x felt that that was the Moderator's problem, and asked for a show of 
hands. Opposition won, there was no reconsideration. It was now 8:00 p.m. 
and a quorum was present, so the Moderator called the Meeting to order. The 
final count was 391. Tellers were: William Markos, Lawrence Cummings, Law- 
rence Morse, Spencer Babson, Frank Day, and Lucie Prinz. 

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Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money 

(1) to extend the sanitary sewer in the area of Elm street; 

(2) to extend the sanitary sewer in the area of North Perley avenue; 

(3) pursuant to the provisions of Sections 3, 11 and 24 of Chapter 83 of the 
General Laws, as amended, and pursuant to the provisions of the General By- 
Laws of the Town of Ipswich, Chapter XV, Section 9, to connect to the munici- 
pal sewer system a certain building believed to be owned by Richard F. Somers, 
situate on a parcel of land at 38 County street containing 14,130 square feet, 
more or less; to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire easements and/or 
other interests by gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise in land necessary 
to effectuate the above cited purposes; and 

(4) to survey, design, construct, and obtain any related materiel and services 
for the aforementioned purposes; 

or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,250 
(1) to extend the sanitary sewer in the area of Elm Street; (2) to extend the 
sanitary sewer in the area of North Perley Avenue; (3) pursuant to the provi- 
sions of Sections 3, 11 and 24 of Chapter 83 of the General Laws, as amended, 

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and pursuant to the provisions of the General By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich, 
Chapter XV, Section 9, to connect to the municipal sewer system a certain 
building believed to be owned by Richard F. Somers situate on a parcel of land 
at 38 County Street containing 14,130 square feet, more or less; to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire easements and/or other interests by gift, 
lease, eminent domain or otherwise in land necessary to effectuate the above- 
cited purposes; and (4) to survey, design, construct, and obtain any related 
materiel and services for the aforementioned purposes. Seconded. This arti- 
cle is intended to clean up serious problems concerning two houses on Elm 
Street, two on North Perley Avenue, and the multi family house owned by Somers 
on County Street; the Town has gone to Court several times in an effort to 
have him tie his property in as it is considered the worst pollutant in that 
part of the river. Mr. Somers is rumored to be on the west coast. In his 
case, a lien would be attached to the property. William Craft said that the 
Finance Committee unanimously recommended this article. On the two-thirds 
vote, 262 voted in the affirmative, 40 in the negative; the motion passed. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to file applications under Title 33, 1281(g)(1) of the United States Code and 
under Chapter 873 of the Acts of 1967 of the General Court of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, for grants to be made to aid in defraying the cost of design 
of sewerage facilities for Jeffrey's Neck, Great Neck and Little Neck; to see 
if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money in order to make 
payments for engineering services and other incidental costs to prepare con- 
struction drawings and specifications for the construction of sewerage facili- 
ties as outlined in the "initial construction program" of the "Jeffrey's Neck, 
Great Neck and Little Neck Waste Water Facilities Plan" on file in the Town 
Manager's Office; to determine if such appropriation shall be raised by bor- 
rowing, transfer from available funds or otherwise: to authorize the Town to 
expend any grants; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money in addition to that appropriated under Article 36, of the 1979 Annual 
Town Meeting, to construct and/or complete the Farley Brook storm sewer and to 
obtain engineering services for surveying and designing said improvements and 
to obtain any related materiel and services incidental thereto; to authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to acquire easements and or other interest (s) by pur- 
chase, gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise to effectuate said purposes; 
to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by borrowing or other- 
wise; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote, in conjunction with the development 
of an industrial park, 

(1) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of money for the 
Ipswich Bay Economic Development Committee and to accept an option interest in 
a certain parcel of land situate in the area of High street and Mitchell road; 

(2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute said option to purchase 
said land, and, given subdivision approval therefor, to convey portions of 
said land to the Ipswich Industrial Financing Authority under the condition of 
conveyance that there shall be restrictive use covenants and that the proceeds 
for the sale, by the IDFA, of lots shall be deposited in the General Fund of 
the Town of Ipswich and that the Town vote hereby to accept said proceeds; 

(3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any 
Federal, State and/or private grants or loans toward the acquisition of land, 
and to survey, design and develop municipal streets and utilities and to ob- 
tain all materiel and services incidental thereto. 

(4) to appropriate a sum of money for the effectuation of all of the aforemen- 

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tioned purposes, to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by 
borrowing or otherwise; and 

(5) to raise and appropriate an additional sum of money to fund wages, sala- 
ries, expenses, and capital outlay for a park marketing manager and support 
staff; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on April 14, 1980 at 
the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00 a.m. to 
8:00 p.m. on the following question: "Shall the Town vote (1) to accept a 
gift of $100,000 from the Ipswich Bay Economic Development Corporation and an 
option interest in a certain parcel of land located in the area of Mitchell 
Road and described as follows: 

A certain parcel of land with all buildings located thereon being a barn 
structure which parcel consists of eighty (80) acres more or less on the east- 
erly and westerly sides of Mitchell Road, so-called, in the Town of Ipswich, 
County of Essex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which parcel is more fully 
described by reference to parcel number 3 of Plan of Land in Ipswich of John 
Hetnar dated June 25, 1971 and is recorded in Essex South Registry of Deeds 
Book 6224, page 619. Excepted from said referred-to parcel number 3 is land 
located on the westerly side of Mitchell Road consisting of approximately 2.05 
acres together with an easement previously conveyed to Warren K. Smith and 
Ruth Smith which deed is recorded in Essex South Registry of Deeds on August 
05, 1976; subject to all rights-of-way and easements of record or otherwise 
and with specific reference to a twenty (20) foot right-of-way from Mitchell 
Road to parcel number 1 in the above referred-to plan previously granted to 
Timothy S. Perkins and Rosalie F.C. Perkins by deed dated August 18, 1977 and 
recorded in Essex South Registry of Deeds; 

(2) to authorize the Selectmen to purchase said land for use as an industrial 
park and, given subdivision approval therefor, to convey portions of said land 
to the Ipswich Industrial Financing Authority subject to restrictive use cove- 
nants and subject to the requirement that the proceeds from the sale by the 
Ipswich Industrial Financing Authority of any lots contained in said land 
shall be returned to the Town and deposited in the Town's general fund; 

(3) to appropriate the sum of $831,910 for the cost of purchasing said land and 
for the construction of roads, water, sewerage, surface drainage, electrical 
and street lighting facilities and other improvements thereon, including ob- 
taining, all related material and services incidental thereto, and to authorize 
the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow $831,910 under 
Chapter 74 of the Acts of 1945 as amended, provided that this appropriation 
shall not be used until the Board of Selectmen has determined that the Town 
has received and accepted grant offers from the State and/or Federal govern- 
ment of at least $2,232,000; 

(4) to authorize the Selectmen to contract for Federal and State aid and ac- 
cept other grants or gifts which shall be spent for the project in addition to 
the amount appropriated above; and 

(5) to appropriate the sum of $25,000 for wages, salaries, expenses and capi- 
tal outlay for an industrial park marketing manager and support staff during 
the 1981 fiscal year and that to meet this appropriation $25,000 shall be in- 
cluded in the fiscal 1981 tax levy?" Seconded. Paul Beswick spoke on the 
motion, giving the background of the park and the reasons he and his committee 
felt that it was a necessity. Finance Committee unanimously recommended that 
the article be put on the ballot, according to Mr. Craft, feeling it was a 
worthwhile concept and an attractive proposal. George Tsoutsouras, a director 
of Ipswich Bay Economic Development Corporation, said that the last payment 
would be made in 2002 and gave an explanation of the financial aspects of the 
park. Lawrence Cummings was afraid that it would change Ipswich overnight 
from a little town to a bustling little city. Jane Rieman asked if anybody 

on the Finance Committee voted against this article, and if so, why? Mr. 
Nagus replied that the vote in favor was unanimous. Mr. Herling said he loves 
Ipswich but we are told (1) this Park will broaden the tax base but large 
towns with industrial parks have more tax pressure; (2) it will expand employ - 

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ment opportunities; very true as long as we get businesses in the Park; (3) it 
will have no impact on the tax rate. A bond issue is a commitment of the tax- 
payers. He urged the article be defeated. William Wasserman said that he has 
found great joy in being an employer and doing business in Ipswich; it offers 
all kinds of opportunities. More important, however, is the question of the 
character of Ipswich, and in order to preserve this, we must have some way of 
employing people. Tim Perkins felt that the proposal seemed yery nice but 
only if it is developed as we have been told it will be. Elliott Krause and 
Edward MacDonald also spoke on the proposal, both had reservations. The mo- 
tion to place the article on the ballot was carried by voice vote. The re- 
sults of the voting by ballot on April 14, 1980 were: yes - 1699; no - 1318. 
Since two-thirds, or 2012, were needed to pass, the motion failed. 

Article 31. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate S2 ,000 to 
hire the services of a consultant to the Conservation Commission for assis- 
tance with the Industrial Park project; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. (By Petition) 

Daniel Deren moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$2,000 to hire the services of a consultant to the Conservation Commission for 
assistance with the industrial park project. Seconded. He explained that 
this is the pay for a consultant in order to make sure there are adequate 
safeguards for the land during development of the park, and for the water sup- 
ply. Mr. Griffin said that the Finance Committee did not recommend, feelinq 
that this amount could wery easily come out of the money the park developers 
expect to have. Mr. Pechilis said the Board of Selectmen were unanimously 
opposed for the same reason. Mr. Krause remarked that if the park pays for 
the consultant, he will probably think their way. Mr. Damon stated that the 
Board of Selectmen was not unanimously opposed, as he was in favor of the mo- 
tion. The voice vote was not clear; on the handcount, 143 were in favor, 171 
opposed; the motion was defeated. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Conservation Com- 
mission, with funds from the Conservation Fund, to purchase for conservation 
purposes certain parcels of land consisting of approximately 9.2 acres, more 
or less, believed to be owned by Jessie Genest, situate on the westerly side 
of Dow Way in the Dow's Brook Watershed; to authorize the Conservation Commis- 
sion to apply for, and accept federal and/or state grants for reimbursements 
under the "Self-Help" program therefor; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. (By Petition) 

Costos Tsoutsouras moved that the Town vote to acquire for conservation pur- 
poses to be managed and controlled by the Conservation Commission in accor- 
dance with Chapter 40, Section 8(C) certain parcels of land of Edmund A. 
Genest near Dow Brook and described in a deed from Edmund A. Genest to Jennie 
Genest, recorded in Book 6590, pages 676 and 677 with Essex South District 
Registry of Deeds dated May 09, 1979, shown as Lot 1 on Assessor's Map 19B, 
more particularly bounded and described as follows: A certain parcel of wood- 
land called the Dow Place or Lot, situate in said Ipswich, containing five 
acres more or less, and being the same parcel of land described in deed of 
Sophy D. Carleton to Mary A. Nourse dated July 02, 1934, and recorded with 
Essex South District Registry of Deeds, Book 2996, page 408, to which deed 
reference may be had for prior conveyances of said property; and said property 
is described in deed of Sarah Lambert to George H. Lambert recorded with said 
Registry of Deeds, Book 266, Leaf 76, and to which deed reference may be had 
for a particular description of the premises. 

Also a certain parcel of woodland situate in said Ipswich and bounded and de- 
scribed as follows: - A certain parcel of woodland situate in the White pas- 
ture, so-called, containing 1 acre more or less, and bounded as follows, to 
wit: - Beginning at a stake and stones at the Northeasterly corner at a stone 
wall by land formerly of Joseph Hale; and following said wall in a Southeast- 

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erly course to the corner of said wall; thence following said wall and a fence 
in a Northwesterly course by said Hale land to a stake and stones at land now 
or formerly of the late Nathan Lambert; thence in an Easterly course in a 
straight line by said Lambert land to the bound begun at. 

Also a certain parcel of land situate in Ipswich and bounded and described as 
follows: - Beginning at Dow's Brook where the right of way (Dow's way and way 
to Great Sands) crosses Dow's Brook; thence following the course of Dow's 
Brook in a Westerly direction to land now or formerly of Sarah Lambert; thence 
running Southerly by a stone wall by said Lambert land to a right of way; 
thence running Easterly by said right of way to land now or formerly of Joseph 
Hale; thence running Northeasterly by a stone wall by said Hale land to a cor- 
ner; thence running Southeasterly by a stone wall, still by said Hale land, to 
the right of way to Great Sands; thence running Northerly by said last men- 
tioned right of way to Dow's Brook at the first mentioned bound. Containing 
between 4 and 5 acres, to be the same more or less. 

Exempting from the above the following described parcel which was conveyed to 
Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich by Albert W. and Frances L. Chapman by deed 
dated April 27, 1965 and recorded in Essex South District Registry of Deeds, 
Book 5268, Page 191, a parcel containing an area of 26,720 square feet, more 
or less, and is described as follows: - Beginning at the Northwest corner at 
land of Edward Smolenski and other land of Albert and Frances Chapman; thence 
running S84O06'28"E by land of said Chapman, a distance of 190 feet more or 
less; thence turning and running S10O02'48"E by land of Lionel Sheppard and 
John B. Perley, a distance of 49.77 feet; thence running S04°17'24"E by land 
of said Sheppard and Perley, a distance of 52.97 feet; thence turning and run- 
ning N84°06'28"W by land of said Chapman a distance of 346 feet more or less 
to the centerline of Dow's Brook; thence turning and running Northeast by the 
centerline of said Brook and by land of said Smolenski a distance of 1970 feet 
more or less to the point of beginning. The above described premises are con- 
veyed subject to any rights of way which may exist over the same. 
That the Town authorize the Conservation Commission to expend $15,000 from the 
Consrevation Fund for this purpose, and that the Town authorize the Conserva- 
tion Commission to act on behalf of the Town in securing State and/or Federal 
assistance and to enter into any contract in relation thereto, with the ex- 
press understanding that any reimbursement will be returned to the Conserva- 
tion Fund. Seconded. This property has Dow's Brook as a boundary and is in 
our watershed. Finance Committee unanimously opposed; Mr. Nagus said that 
the appraisal price had changed from the previous Friday afternoon and ques- 
tioned whether the purchase was necessary. Mr. Pechilis said that the Board 
of Selectmen was opposed for the same reason. The price is excessive; hope- 
fully the owner will lower it. Frank McKay-Smith asked if Jessie Genest had 
been consulted and wanted to sell the land? Yes, and his asking price was 
$15,000. Mr. Tsoutsouras said that two appraisers had looked at the property; 
one valued it at $11,000, the other at $15,000. The money would come out of 
the Conservation Fund which now has around $25,000. The property is presently 
being surveyed. On a two-thirds vote, 108 voted affirmatively, 170 negative- 
ly; the motion lost. 

Article 33. To see what action the Town will take to amend the Protective 
Zoning By-Law of the Town of Ipswich by moving the southwesterly boundary of 
the Intown Residence District along Argilla road approximately 100' to the 
east so that the boundary, as moved, shall include the property of Walter 
Crossman within said Intown Residence District; or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Roger Burke moved that the Town vote to amend the Protective Zoning By-law by 
moving the southwesterly boundary of the Intown Residence District along 
Argilla Road approximately 100' to the east so that the boundary, as moved, 
shall include the property of Walter and Elizabeth Crossman within said Intown 
Residence District. This recommendation constitutes a report to the Town by 
the Planning Board. Seconded. Finance Committee recommended. Board of 

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Selectmen unanimously recommended, so that the Crossmans can enjoy the same 
rights as their neighbors. On a two-thirds vote, the motion passed with 267 
in favor, 15 opposed. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Protective Zoning By- 
Law of the Town of Ipswich Section V "Table of Use Regulations," under the 
subsection thereof entitled "Agriculture and Open Space," by deleting the fol- 
lowing words: 

"Commercial kennel, stable, livery stable, riding academy, or veterinary 

hospital SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 

and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: 

"The following uses, if commercial: kennel, stable, livery stable, riding 
academy, or veterinary hospital SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 

and further by deleting Footnote 5. to said Section V (which reads as follows:) 
"5. Provided all animals are enclosed in pens or in structures and all 
buildings for such uses are located not less than one hundred (100) feet 
from a street line, or not less than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a 
structure used as a dwelling."; 

and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: 

"5. Provided all animals are enclosed in pens or in structures and all 
buildings for such uses are located not less than one hundred (100) feet 
from a street line, or not less than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a 
structure used as a dwelling on another lot."; 

or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Jason Sokolov moved that the Town vote to amend the Protective Zoning By-law 
of the Town of Ipswich, Section V "Table of Use Regulations", under the sub- 
section thereof entitled "Agriculture and Open Space" by deleting the follow- 
ing words: 

"Commercial kennel, stable, livery stable, ridinq academy, or veterinary 

hospital SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 " 

and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: 

"The following uses, if commercial: kennel, stable, livery stable, riding 
academy, or veterinary hospital SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 SBA 5 " 

and further by deleting Footnote 5 to said Section V, which reads as follows: 
"5. Provided all animals are enclosed in pens or in structures and all build- 
ings for such uses are located not less than one hundred (100) feet from a 
street line, or not less than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a structure 
used as a dwelling."; and by substituting in lieu thereof the following: "5. 
Provided all animals are enclosed in pens or in structures and all buildings 
for such uses are located not less than one hundred (100) feet from a street 
line, or not less than one hundred fifty (150) feet from a structure used as a 
dwelling on another lot." Seconded. Mr. Sokolov added that this article also 
constituted a report of the Planning Board. Finance Committee recommended. 
Board of Selectmen recommended. On a two- thirds vote, 267 voted in favor, 2 
in opposition; motion passed. 

Article 35. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Massa- 
chusetts General Laws, Chapter 234, Section 1, exempting permanent firefight- 
ers from jury duty; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Massachusetts 
General Laws, Chapter 234, Section 1, exempting permanent firefighters from 
jury duty. Seconded. This will reduce overtime costs by eliminating firemen 
from jury duty. Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote, pursuant to the provisions of Sec- 
tion 14, Chapter 151, of the Acts of 1979, to rescind its adoption of Section 

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Ill of Chapter 41 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth to the extent that 
said section 111 mandates the granting of two weeks of paid vacation to any 
employee of the Town covered under said section for service of thirty (30) 
weeks but of less than fifty- two (52) weeks, and to determine that the grant- 
ing of such paid vacations be permissive rather than mandatory; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote, pursuant to the provisions of Section 14, 
Chapter 151, of the Acts of 1979, to rescind its adoption of Section 111 of 
Chapter 41 of the General Laws of the Commonwealth to the extent that said 
Section 111 mandates the granting of two weeks of paid vacation to any employ- 
ee of the Town covered under said Section for service of thirty (30) weeks but 
of less than fifty-two (52) weeks, and to determine that the granting of such 
paid vacations be permissive rather than mandatory. Seconded. Board of 
Selectmen unanimously in favor. This will allow the Town to determine how 
much vacation pay is to be paid; under present law it is mandatory that em- 
ployees get at least two weeks. This will not affect Union personnel. Fi- 
nance Committee recommended. Motion carried unanimously on voice vote. 

Article 37. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to peti- 
tion the General Court to exempt from the provisions of Chapter 31 of the Gen- 
eral Laws, as amended, the following positions: Superintendent of Cemeteries; 
Water/Sewer Superintendent; Manager, Water Department; Superintendent of 
Streets; without affecting the Civil Service Status of the present incumbent 
Superintendent of Cemeteries; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechi lis moved that the Town vote to authorize the Selectmen to petition 
the General Court to exempt from the provisions of Chapter 31 of the General 
Laws, as amended, the following positions: Superintendent of Cemeteries; 
Water/Sewer Superintendent; Manager, Water Department; Superintendent of 
Streets; without affecting the Civil Service status of the present incumbent 
Superintendent of Cemeteries. Seconded. Finance Committee recommended. 
Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will vote to amend its By-Laws Chapter XI by 
adding a new Section 14 thereto: 

"Section 14. Any member of the Call Fire Department or Special Police Force 
in active service who suffers an injury, illness, or disability connected with 
the performance of his duties as a member of said Department or Force if such 
injury, illness, or disability renders him temporarily unable to work, shall 
receive expenses and damages, including loss of pay, from the Town during his 
injury, illness or disability. Any and all powers, proceedings, determina- 
tions, recommendations, and findings under this By-Law shall be exercised and 
performed by a majority of the members of a panel consisting of the Town Man- 
ager, the Town Counsel, and a physician designated in writing by the Board of 
Selectmen. The panel is directed and empowered if the injury, illness, or 
disability be self inflicted or self imposed or if there be any other good 
reason or cause, to deny a member of such Department or Force sick relief un- 
der this By-Law. Sickness or accidents as a result of the use of alcohol or 
drugs shall not be considered a proper claim for expenses and damages under 
this By-Law;" or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote to amend its By-laws, Chapter XI, by add- 
ing a new Section 14 thereto: 

"Section 14. Any member of the Call Fire Department or Special Police Force 
in active service who suffers an injury, illness or disability connected with 
the performance of his duties as a member of said Department or Force if such 
injury, illness, or disability renders him temporarily unable to work, shall 
receive expenses and damages, including loss of pay, from the Town during his 
injury, illness or disability. Any and all powers, proceedings, determina- 
tions, recommendations, and findings under this By-law shall be exercised and 

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performed by a majority of the members of a panel consisting of the Town Man- 
ager, the Town Counsel, and a physician designated in writing by the Board of 
Selectmen. The panel is directed and empowered if the injury, illness or dis- 
ability be self-inflicted or self-imposed or if there be any other good reason 
or cause, to deny a member of such Department or Force sick relief under this 
By-law. Sickness or accidents as a result of the use of alcohol or drugs 
shall not be considered a proper claim for expenses and damages under this By- 
law. Seconded. Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money for an insurance fund for insurance premiums for the call fire depart- 
ment and the special police force and for expenses and damages, including loss 
of pay, for members of the call fire department/or special police force who 
are found to be temporarily unable to work, in accordance with the provisions 
of Section 14 of Chapter XI of the By-Laws of the Town of Ipswich; or to take 
any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$5,000 for an insurance fund for insurance premiums for the Call Fire Depart- 
ment and the Special Police Force and for expenses and damages, including loss 
of pay, for members of the Call Fire Department and/or Special Police Force 
who are found to be temporarily unable to work, in accordance with the provi- 
sions of Section 14 of Chapter XI of the By-laws of the Town of Ipswich. Sec- 
onded. Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on a voice vote. 

Article 40. 



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of money to pur- 
chase materiel and services and to install a new water main and related appur- 
tenances in the area of Estes street and Kimball street or to authorize an ex- 
penditure from the Federal General Revenue Sharing Account therefor; to auth- 
orize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any other fed- 
eral and/or state grants for said purposes; or to take any other action rela- 
tive thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for 
and accept any reimbursement it may receive from the State and/or Federal Gov- 
ernment in conjunction with installing a new water main, and appurtenances 
thereto, in the area of Estes Street and Kimball Street. Seconded. This area 
includes the Sylvania Plant, two social clubs and approximately 100 homes; 
water pressure is very low. Finance Committee recommended unanimously. Mo- 
tion carried on a voice vote. 

Article 41. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to renew and/or replace a water main on Seaview Road, and to obtain all 
materiel and services incidental thereto; or to take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved that the Town vote to approve an expenditure, from funds 
which have already been appropriated and are available for said use, to con- 
struct a new water main on Seaview Road, an unaccepted street in Ipswich. 
Seconded. It is proposed to lay 650' of 6" cement-lined pipe to replace the 
present 1" water main; the cost is $7,000. Peter Maistrellis of the Finance 
Committee reported that it did not recommend this article. Since the street 
is unaccepted, the residents should pay for the installation. There is a fire 
hydrant within the recommended distance. If it was an accepted street, resi- 
dents would have to share the costs. Mr. Pechi lis remembered the developer in 
the late 1940' s who "did a job on us". The motion was defeated on a voice 
vote. 

Article 42. To see if the Town will vote 

(1) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire land and easements and/or 

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other interests in certain parcels of land listed below, for the location and 
installation of a new well or wells and to acquire related materiel and ser- 
vices incidental thereto: 

(a) portions of one or more of the parcels believed to be owned by Neil St. 
John Raymond, (Assessor's Map 63, parcels IOC and 10D taxed as part of Map 63B, 
parcel 4); and 

(b) portions of land believed to be owned by David R. and Janet Knowlton 
(Assessor's Map 63, parcel 14); which portions of said parcels shall consist 
of approximately fifteen acres, more or less, situate on Fellows road, west of 
Candlewood road. 

(2) Pursuant to the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 44 of the Massachu- 
setts General Laws, as amended, to authorize a change in application of the 
remaining unexpended and unencumbered balance of monies appropriated under 
Articles 22 and 23 of the 1978 Annual Town Meeting by amending said applica- 
tions to include prolonged pump testing, acquiring easements and/or other in- 
terests, surveying, designing and constructing a new well or wells, and ob- 
taining related materiel and services at said Fellows road site and at the so- 
called Winthrop Wells on Topsfield road, inasmuch as the Essex Road Wells, so 
called, have been completed: 

(3) To approrpiate an additional sum of money to acquire said easement(s) and/ 
or other interests and to survey, design, and construct a new well or wells 
and to obtain related materiel and services; and 

(4) To determine whether said additional appropriation shall be raised by bor- 
rowing, transfer from the stabilization fund, or otherwise; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town vote to appropriate the sum of $254,873.87 and 

(1) to authorize the Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or other- 
wise the so-called Fellow's Road site, consisting of the following described 
parcels of land or easements or other interest therein, for the location and 
installation of a new well or wells: 

(a) portions of one or more of the parcels believed to be owned by Neil St. 
John Raymond, (Assessor's Map 63, parcels IOC and 10D taxed as part of Map 
63B, parcel 4); and 

(b) portions of land believed to be owned by David R. and Janet Knowlton 
(Assessor's Map 63, parcel 14); 

which portions of said parcels shall consist of approximately fifteen acres, 
more or less, situate on Fellow's Road, west of Candlewood Road. 

(2) to amend, with respect to the remaining unexpended and unencumbered bal- 
ance of $51,873.87 appropriated by the vote passed under Article 23 of Warrant 
for the 1978 Annual Town Meeting, the purposes of such appropriation to in- 
clude prolonged pump testing, acquisition of easements and other interests in 
land, surveying, designing, and constructing a new well or wells, and obtain- 
ing all related materiel and services incidental thereto, at said Fellows Road 
site and at the so-called Winthrop Wells on Topsfield Road; 

(3) that the sum of $100,000 is appropriated for the acquisition of the so- 
called Fellows Road site and the development and construction of a new well or 
wells thereon, including obtaining all related materiel and services incident- 
al thereto, and that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow $100,000 under General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 8(5) as amended; and 

(4) that the sum of $103,000 is transferred from the Stabilization Fund to 
carry out the aforesaid purposes. 

Seconded. This is part of the continuing program to provide safe and adequate 
water. The total cost over a five-to-ten year period will be 15<£-30<t on the 
tax rate. Mr. Craft reported that the Finance Committee unanimously recom- 
mended. Mrs. Weatherall wished to know what the Knowlton family thought of 
this article which involves 15 acres of their farmland. Mr. Howe replied that 
most of the land is swamp, not suitable for farming. Mrs. Weatherall asked if 
it would affect the grazing of animals and Mr. Howe said that it wouldn't due 
to the swampy character of the land. In reply to another question, Mr. Howe 

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said that at the most $56,000 would be the cost of both parcels of land. On a 
two-thirds vote, 246 voted in the affirmative, 20 in the negative; the motion 
carried. 

Article 43. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to survey and design repairs to Dow's Brook Reservoir Dam and to obtain 
any materiel and services incidental thereto; or to take any other action rel- 
ative thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $11,000 
to survey and design repairs to Dow's Brook Reservoir Dam and to obatin any 
materiel and services incidental thereto. Seconded. This will enable the 
Town to have a design drawn up and firm prices obtained to bring before the 
next Town Meeting for repairs to hopefully stop the loss of water from Dow's 
Reservoir. Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on a voice vote. 

Article 44. To see if the Town will vote 

(1) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire land and buildings and 
easements and/or other interests in certain parcels commonly known as the Ben- 
jamin Stickney Cable Memorial Hospital, located at the intersection of Essex 
road and County road and consisting of approximately eleven (11) acres more or 
less, or portions thereof; 

(2) To direct the School Committee to transmit responsibility for custody to 
the Town Manager, pursuant to the terms of Section 11(h) of Chapter 620 of the 
Acts of 1966 (The Charter of the Town of Ipswich) of land and building common- 
ly known as the Payne School, consisting of 13,370 square feet, more or less, 
situate at the intersection of Central street and Linebrook road in Lord's 
Square (Assessor's Map 30D, parcel 88) and land and building commonly known as 
the Shatswell School, consisting of 10.3 acres, more or less, situate on the 
southerly side of Green street (Assessor's Map 42A, parcel 99); 

(3) To authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell said Payne and Shatswell 
Schools and to sell land and buildings commonly known as the Town Hall and 
Town Hall Annex, consisting of 27,250 square feet, more or less, at the south- 
easterly corner of South Main street and Elm street, subject to rights of way; 

(4) To raise and appropriate a sum of money to engage an architect to prepare 
plans and specifications to renovate said Cable Hospital for a municipal com- 
plex, to procure services to move the present offices of the School Department 
and other Municipal Departments from their present offices to said municipal 
complex and for buildings and grounds maintenance, including salaries, expen- 
ses, and capital outlay for said building for the ensuing fiscal year; and 

(5) To appropriate a sum of money to acquire said land, buildings and ease- 
ments for a municipal complex and to conduct renovations at said Cable Hospi- 
tal facility and to obtain all related materiel and services incidental there- 
to and to determine whether said latter appropriation shall be raised by bor- 
rowing, transfer from the stabilization fund, or otherwise; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pechilis moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on April 14, 1980 at 
the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00 a.m. to 
8:00 p.m. on the following question: Shall the Town vote (1) to authorize the 
Selectmen to acquire by purchase, eminent domain or otherwise certain parcels 
of land and buildings thereon commonly known as the Benjamin Stickney Cable 
Memorial Hospital, located at the intersection of Essex Road and County Road, 
and consisting of approximately 11 acres more or less, or easements and other 
interests therein, for remodeling into a municipal building complex, to appro- 
priate the sum of $240,000 for such acquisition and to authorize the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow $240,000 under General Laws, 
Chapter 44, Section 7(3), as amended, to meet this appropriation; (2) to di- 
rect the School Committee to transmit responsibility for custody to the Town 
Manager pursuant to Section 11(h) of Chapter 620 of the Acts of 1966 of land 
and buildings commonly known as the Payne School, consisting of 13,360 square 

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feet more or less, located at the intersection of Central Street and Linebrook 
Road in Lord's Square (Assessor's Map 30D, parcel 88); and (3) to authorize 
the Selectmen to sell said Payne School and the land and buildings commonly 
known as the Town Hall and the Town Hall Annex, consisting of 27,250 square 
feet more or less, at the southeasterly corner of South Main Street and Elm 
Street, subject to rights of way; (4) to approrpiate the sum of $32,000 for 
the cost of procuring services as may be necessary to move the present offices 
of the School Department and other municipal departments to said municipal 
building complex and for buildings and grounds maintenance, including salaries, 
expenses and capital outlay for said Building during the 1981 fiscal year and 
that to meet this appropriation $32,000 shall be included in the fiscal 1981 
tax levy; and (5) to appropriate the sum of $90,000 for such remodeling, re- 
constructing and making extraordinary repairs to the Cable Memorial Hospital 
Building and its appurtenances including obtaining all related materiel and 
services incidental thereto, and that to meet this appropriation, the sum of 
$90,000 shall be included in the fiscal 1981 tax levy? Seconded. Fred Carter, 
Chairman of Cable's Board of Trustees, said that the Emergency Service is not 
as good as a hospital but is better than nothing; that it is the system that 
now controls the purse strings; that we would have been without any services 
at all, so the Trustees negotiated with Beverly Hospital. John Harrigan, 
Chairman of Municipal Building Needs Committee, spoke in favor. Mr. Nagus re- 
ported that the Finance Committee recommended the article because it felt it 
should go on the ballot. George Mathey for the Police Station Study Committee 
said that it was not in favor of the article. The Committee does approve of 
putting all municipal departments under one roof, and the hospital building is 
in a better location and is a more fireproof building but has little if any 
more space allocated for the Police Station. Thomas Dodd of Sagamore Road 
wished to know if the figures mentioned were solid ones; Mr. Harrigan said 
that they were obtained from a professional appraiser. Mrs. Cross stated that 
the School Committee hadn't taken a formal vote on this proposal, feeling it 
needs more information. Furthermore, it will not give up any school facili- 
ties until an adequate study has been done. Jeffrey Dolan said that the 
School Committee hadn't been asked to relinquish any buildings; the Police 
Station Study Committee is a political power structure group representing the 
police; taxpayers are pawns; urged that people vote to put motion on ballot. 
James Engel wanted to know if the Finance Committee recommends that the arti- 
cle be placed on the abllot, and how do they recommend we vote? Mr. Nagus 
stated that the Finance Committee recommended the article but had some con- 
cerns. He moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Mrs. Dorman urged 
the article be put on the ballot; Clarence Dupray felt that indefinite post- 
ponement would be a good thing. Emergency Service is a good thing, but if it 
doesn't make money, Beverly will close it. Their DON is temporary for our lo- 
cation; if it is not made permanent, they will close the hospital. The vote 
on indefinite postponement was 109 in favor, 164 opposed; motion was defeated. 
The vote to place the article on the ballot passed 198 to 69. The results of 
the voting by ballot on April 14, 1980 were: yes - 1175, no - 1850; article 
defeated. 

Article 45. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
monies to purchase a Class A pumping engine for the Fire Department; and to 
raise this appropriation by the issuance of bonds or serial notes, by transfer 
from available funds, by authorization of an expenditure from the Federal Gen- 
eral Revenue Sharing Account, transfer from the stabilization fund, or other- 
wise; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on April 14, 1980 at 
the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00 a.m. to 
8:00 p.m. on the following question: Shall the Town vote to appropriate the 
sum of $116,000 to purchase additional departmental equipment for the Fire De- 
partment, consisting of a Class A pumping engine and appurtenances, and that 
to meet this appropriation, the Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, 

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is authorized to borrow $116,000 under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, 
Section 7(9), as amended? Seconded. There is a need for more fire protection; 
if funds for this engine are appropriated for five years, the cost will be 40<t 
on the tax rate. Mr. Griffin said the Finance Committee unanimously recom- 
mended this article; it is important and critical. The motion carried on a 
voice vote. The results of the voting by ballot on April 14, 1980 were: yes 
- 1905, no - 1072; since two-thirds, or 1984 votes, were needed, the article 
was defeated. 

It being 11:25 p.m., Mr. Pechilis moved that the Meeting adjourn until Thurs- 
day, April 10th at 7:30 p.m.; seconded; so voted. 

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10th, the Moderator announced that there was 
no quorum and he would entertain a motion to postpone the Meeting until 7:45. 
If no quorum was present at that time, he would ask for a motion to adjourn 
the Meeting until a later date. It was so moved, seconded, and voted. At 
7:45 there were only 173 voters present, and Mr. Pechilis moved that the pur- 
pose of holding an election and voting the ballot, and at 8:00 p.m. on that 
date the Town Meeting adjourn until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 1980. 
Seconded. The Meeting had to be put off until April 22nd because the room 
would be occupied on April 15th and 16th, and the following Monday would be a 
holiday. The Police Chief asked if the Board of Selectmen was aware that the 
week of the 21st would be a school holiday? Yes, it was. The motion was car- 
ried unanimously, and adjournment was at 7:55 p.m. 

At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22nd, without a quorum present, Mr. Damon moved 
that the Meeting stand adjourned until 7:45; seconded; so voted. At 7:45 
there was still no quorum and the Meeting was adjourned until 8:00 p.m.; at 
8:10, Moderator Lawrence Morse informed the voters that we were 61 short of a 
quorum and urged them to call friends to try to get enough people; he moved 
adjournment until 8:45; seconded; so voted. At 8:45 there were 307 voters 
present and Mr. Damon moved that the Meeting stand adjourned until Monday, 
April 28th at 7:30; seconded. He urged everybody to come and to bring one 
other person so that we would get a quorum and complete the Town Meeting; 
until we do, none of the Warrant Articles can be implemented. Unanimous voice 
vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. 

On Monday, April 28th, the Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. 
with 558 voters in attendance. Mr. Morse urged them to stay through the whole 
meeting so that it could be completed at this session. Tellers were: Law- 
rence Cummings, Constance Surpitski, Rainer Broekel , James Engel , Warren Ten- 
nant. 

Article 46. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 
53D of Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, to the extent 
of authorizing the establishment, in the Town Treasury, of a recreation fund 
to be used exclusively to make payments for the lighting of recreational 
facilities at Bialek Park, said fund to be administered in accordance with the 
provisions of Section 53D; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Section 53D 
of Chapter 44 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended, to the extent to 
authorizing the establishment, in the Town Treasury, of a recreation fund to 
be used exclusively to make payments for the lighting of recreational facili- 
ties at Bialek Park, said fund to be administered in accordance with the pro- 
visions of Section 53D. Seconded. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 47. To see if the Town will vote to amend the by-laws under the pro- 
visions of Chapter 164, Section 62 of the General Laws by striking the present 
Chapter XV, Section 11, and by adding a new Section 11: 
"Section 11. 

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Purchase of Electric Generating Plants. The Electric Light Commissioners, 
acting on behalf of the Town, shall not contract to purchase directly, or 
through another party, any ownership in any electric generating plant outside 
of the Town unless such action is first authorized by a two-thirds vote at 
each of two Town Meetings called therefor and held at intervals of not less 
than two nor more than thirteen months. If the first of such votes is unfav- 
orable and the second favorable, or if both such votes are unfavorable, no 
similar vote shall be passed within two years thereafter."; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Kenneth Martin moved that the Town vote to amend Chapter XV of the By-Laws 
under the provisions of Chapter 164, Section 62, of the General Laws by adding 
a new Section 11 thereto: "Section 11. Purchase of Electric Generating 
Plants. The Electric Light Commissioners acting on behalf of the Town, shall 
not contract to purchase directly or through another party, any ownership in 
any electric generating plant outside of the Town unless such action is first 
authorized by a two- thirds vote at Town Meeting. Seconded. Mr. Martin in- 
formed the Meeting that MMWEC was formed in 1966 and in theory was a good 
idea. There are three ways to get electricity: (1) generate your own; (2) 
enter into long or short-term contracts; (3) join with other MMWEC communi- 
ties to buy part ownership in generating plants. Under the third alternative, 
the Town has become a part owner in nuclear plants such as Plymouth. The 
voters have no control over MMWEC. In order to purchase such ownership, 
MMWEC needs only a majority vote of the Electric Advisory Commission; it is 
not right to commit the Town to millions of dollars with only three votes. 
Last summer MMWEC s proposal to have the Town buy into the Seabrook plant was 
brought to the attention of voters by a group of citizens, and was turned 
down. A similar article to the one under discussion was passed last year but 
was disapproved by the Attorney General. Mr. Damon asked Town Counsel if Sec- 
tion 62 of Chapter 164 was legal; Mr. Dalton felt that there was a broad grey 
area where Town powers began and ended, and the EAC powers began. The lang- 
uage of the statute is broad enough to support this type of By-law. Mr. 
Damon said that in that case, the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported 
the article. Finance Committee recommended. Both Thomas Ercoline of the Ad- 
visory Commission and Electric Manager Robert O'Meara spoke against the mo- 
tion, feeling that it would delay decisions and cost money. Mr. Dolan, Mrs. 
Endicott, who stated that it was a matter of making the earth safe for our 
children and grandchildren, urged approval. John Pickard urged voters to 
vote no. The voice vote was inconclusvie; on the hand count, 296 voted in 
favor, 178 in opposition; the motion was carried. Mr. Ercoline questioned 
the legality of the motion as it was changed from the article in the Warrant; 
Town Counsel felt the two were similar enough to act on it. 

Article 48. To see if the Town of Ipswich will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sum of $500 toward funding the HAWC Project (Help For Abused Women and 
Their Children) which serves the needs of women and their children in 19 com- 
munities in Southern Essex County which includes the Town of Ipswich. Ser- 
vices included are: 

Shelter A temporary residence for battered women and their children. 
Hotline A 24 hour hotline for crisis calls, information and referrals regard- 
ing domestic violence. 

Advocacy Legal advocates for battered women needing assitance in the courts. 
Prosecution/Legal Aid Free legal services for battered women provided by 
HAWC's Special Prosecutor. 

Rehabilitation One to one and group counseling for the batterers. 
Community Education Workshops, speakers, visual and printed media available 
to agencies, courts, hospitals, police departments, school systems, colleges, 
religious groups, community centers, individuals to better understand the 
problem of domestic violence and to work towards improving services for both 
the victims and the offenders. 

Support Groups Offered to battered women in both the shelter and in the com- 
munity; 

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or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mr. Dolan moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Carried on a voice 
vote. Mr. Pszenny reported that this sum had been included in the operating 
budget ($500 for funding HAWC). 

Article 49. To see if the Town will vote to close to surplus revenue the re- 
maining balance of monies raised under Article 45 of the 1979 Annual Town 
Meeting, which monies are unexpended and unencumbered; and to rescind the 
remaining balance authorized but not borrowed under Article 33 of the 1978 
Annual Town Meeting, and under Article 19 of the 1976 Annual Town Meeting; or 
to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote to close to surplus revenue the remaining 
balance of monies raised under Article 45 of the 1979 Annual Town Meeting 
which monies are unexpended and unencumbered; and to rescind the remaining 
balance authorized but not borrowed under Article 33 of the 1978 Annual Town 
Meeting, and under Article 19 of the 1976 Annual Town Meeting. Seconded. 
Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 50. To hear and act upon the reports of committees, and to continue 
such committees as the Town may vote to continue. 

Mr. Mathey moved that the report of the Historic District Commission be ac- 
cepted and the Commission continued. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

Mr. Mathey moved that the report of the Police Station Study Committee be ac- 
cepted and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

Mrs. Weatherall moved that the report of the Planning Board be accepted and 
the Board continued. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

Neils Knakkargaard moved the report of the Energy Advisory Committee be ac- 
cepted and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

Dorcas Rice moved that the report of the Commuter Rail Committee be accepted 
and the Committee continued. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

Article 51. To see if the Town will vote to adopt by reference the provisions 
of the Life Safety Code, promulgated by the National Fire Protection Associa- 
tion, 1976 edition, as amended; or to take any other action relative thereto. 
(By Petition) 

Mr. Damon moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Carried. 

Article 52. To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Section 
26E of Chapter 148 of the General Laws, which section requires the installa- 
tion of smoke detectors in buildings or structures occupied in whole or in 
part for residential purposes; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote to accept the provisions of Section 26E 
of Chapter 148 of the General Laws, which section requires the installation 
of smoke detectors in buildings or structures occupied in whole or in part for 
residential purposes. Seconded. Mr. LeClair stated that this would require 
installation within one year outside sleeping areas and in the basement. 
Multi family dwellings would have to have them by 1981, and if we do not accept 
this article, it will become a condition of selling property after January 
1982. Finance Committee recommended. Chief Brouillette said that this arti- 
cle would cause a lot of grief and did not think there was anybody foolish 
enough not to have smoke detectors in their home. Mr. LeClair didn't think it 
made any difference whether the law covered three or six apartments. He felt 
26C covering more than six dwelling units was a better idea. Judith Fouser 

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thought that commercial properties should also have to have detectors. Motion 
was defeated on a voice vote. 

Article 53. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
money to engage engineering services and to acquire any related materiel and 
other services for conducting repairs to Town-owned and maintained bridges; to 
authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend any Federal 
and/or State grants or receive any reimbursements as may be available for the 
aforementioned purposes; to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such 
easements and/or other interest(s) as may be necessary to effectuate said re- 
pairs, by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Selectman David Player moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of $16,700 to engage engineering services and to acquire any related ma- 
teriel and other services for conducting repairs to Town-owned and maintained 
bridges; to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept, and expend 
any Federal and/or State grants or receive any reimbursements as may be avail- 
able for the aforementioned purposes; and to authorize the Board of Selectmen 
to acquire such easements and/or other interest(s) as may be necessary to ef- 
fectuate said repairs, by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise. 
Seconded. It is hoped to repair the County Street and Fox Creek Bridges with 
this appropriation plus $8,500 we already have. There is a good chance that 
we will be able to get 100% funding from the State in 1982, and Labor-In-Vain 
Creek Bridge can perhaps be repaired. It might also be possible to get fund- 
ing for County Street and Fox Creek Bridges under the Surface Transportation 
Act. Mr. Griffin said that the Finance Committee voted in the majority to 
support the continuation of bridge repairs, hopeful that State and Federal 
funds will come through. Mrs. Dorman reminded that in its report, the Finance 
Committee did not recommend this article. Mr. Griffin said it had changed its 
vote at a later discussion. On a two-thirds vote, 476 voted in the affirma- 
tive, 5 in the negative; motion carried. 

Article 54. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
monies for the purpose of continuing the Varsity Wrestling Program at Ipswich 
High School for the school year 1980-81 and to obtain related materiel and 
services incidental thereto; or to take any other action relative thereto. 
(By Petition) 

Mr. Dolan moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Money to fund the 
High School Varsity Wrestling Program has been included in the School Budget. 
Motion carried. 

Article 55. To see if the Town will approve the Open Space-Recreation Plan 
published by the Conservation Commission in January 1979; or to take any other 
action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Jaret Johnson moved that the Town vote to accept the intent of the Open Space- 
Recreation Plan published in 1979. Seconded. This is to guide development 
away from areas which are valuable for the water supply or for recreational 
purposes. It will not authorize any money, change the Zoning By-law, change 
the landowner's existing right to his land, or increase the power of the Con- 
servation Commission. It identifies that land which should be protected and 
why and how. Mr. Damon said the Board of Selectmen were 3-2 in favor. The 
Finance Committee, according to Mrs. Conley, had a dilemma as the wording of 
the motion had been changed at the hearing. The Finance Committee would ac- 
cept the Plan as a report of the Conservation Commission but felt that a fav- 
orable recommendation would imply a blanket endorsement of the ideas in the 
Plan before the Town had had a complete understanding of it. The Finance 
Committee asked for time to caucas, which was granted. Mr. Mathey reported 
that the Planning Board was in favor. Mrs. Conley reported that the Finance 

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Committee did not recommend partly because it didn't understand the legal im- 
plications of intent. The publication is a very attractive and useful one, 
Mrs. Weatherall urged acceptance. On the hand count, the vote was 302 in 
favor, 155 opposed; motion carried. 

Article 56. To see if the Town will vote to designate 1980 as the Year of the 
Coast; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mrs. Dorman moved that the Town vote to designate 1980 as the Year of the 
Coast, and take any other action relative thereto. Seconded. The coast is 
our most valuable natural resource. Massachusetts has 1200 miles of coastline 
and is under intense pressure by many interest groups. The League of Women 
Voters formed an alliance with the Seacoast Alliance to make people aware of 
the Coast and its resources. On advice, Mrs. Dorman moved to delete the final 
phrase of the motion. Seconded. Carried. On the main motion, Board of 
Selectmen and Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 57. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of the 
Town of Ipswich, Chapter XIII, Section 2 "Town Wharf" by adding the following 
new subsections (c), (d), (e) and (f) as follows: 

(c) No person shall consume or possess an open container of alcoholic beverage, 
use or possess a Class D Substance, loiter, kindle a fire, camp overnight, nor 
vend any goods or services commercially upon said area known as the Town Wharf . 

(d) No person shall dispose of other than marine refuse in refuse barrels 
placed at the Town Wharf. 

(e) No person shall park, place or store a motor vehicle under his possession 
or control on the Town Wharf, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, other 
than heading into and within a designated parking space. 

(f) No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the area known as the Town 
Wharf at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour."; 
or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved that the Town vote to amend the General By-Laws of the Town of 
Ipswich, Chapter XIII, Section 2 "Town Wharf", by adding the following new 
subsections (c), (d), and (f) as follows: 

"(c) No person shall consume or possess an open container of an alcoholic bev- 
erage; use or possess any substance as defined in Chapter 94C, Section 31, of 
the General Laws; loiter; kindle a fire; camp overnight; nor vend any goods or 
services commercially upon said area known as the Town Wharf. 

(d) No person shall dispose of other than marine refuse in refuse barrels 
placed at the Town Wharf. 

(e) No person shall park, place or store a motor vehicle under his possession 
or control on the Town Wharf, between the hours of sunset and sunrise, other 
than heading into and within a designated parking space. 

(f) No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the area known as the Town 
Wharf at a speed in excess of five (5) miles per hour." 

Seconded. This was drawn up by the Selectmen's subcommittee on public safety. 
Finance Committee recommended. Motion carried. 

Article 58. To see if the Town will vote to amend the Protective Zoning By- 
Law, Town of Ipswich, Section X, Subsection D, by deleting the same in its en- 
tirety and by substituting in lieu thereof the following subsection D: "D. 
Before a building permit shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of 
the State Building Code, a fee based on the following schedule shall be paid 
to the Town of Ipswich at the office of the Building Inspector for deposit in 
the Town Treasury. 

(1) A building permit fee shall be paid for all work over which the Town has 
jurisdiction at a rate based upon a value of Three Dollars ($3.00) per one 
thousand dollars of estimated cost, or any fraction thereof, said estimated 
cost to be calculated at Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per square foot of total 
floor area in any new single or two-family dwelling; except that said esti- 

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mated cost shall be calculated at Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per square foot of 
total floor area in any new commercial or industrial building. The foregoing 
formula shall be used to determine the fee for an addition to an existing 
building. The cost per square foot may be modified by the Building Inspector 
in very unusual cases involving more complex or very low cost construction. 
The judgment of the Building Inspector regarding cost estimates shall be 
final, but must be reasonable, based on the Building Inspector's reference to 
to Marshall's valuation service or another recognized valuation manual. 

(2) Fees for alterations, remodeling and repairs shall be based on a Five Dol- 
lar ($5.00) minimum plus a fee based on the rate of Three Dollars ($3.00) per 
one thousand dollars of estimated cost of the work, or any fraction thereof. 

(3) Fees for structures (such as tanks, swimming pools, signs, and the like) 
shall be based upon a value of Three Dollars ($3.00) per one thousand dollars 
of estimated cost, or any fraction thereof. 

(4) Fees for moving building or for demolition of buildings shall be Five Dol- 
lars ($5.00) each. 

(5) The Town of Ipswich shall be exempt from paying a building permit fee for 
any municipal project. 

(6) A fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) shall be paid before a certificate of use 
and occupancy is issued under Section 120 of the State Bui ding Code."; 

or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote to amend the Protective Zoning By-law, 
Town of Ipswich, Section X, Subsection D, by deleting the same in its entirety 
and by substituting in lieu thereof the following subsection D: "D. Before a 
building permit shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of the State 
Building Code, a fee based on the following schedule shall be paid to the Town 
of Ipswich at the office of the Building Inspector for deposit in the Town 
Treasury. 

(1) A building permit shall be paid for all work over which the Town has jur- 
isdiction at a rate based upon a value of Three Dollars ($3.00) per one thou- 
sand dollars of estimated cost, or any fraction thereof, said estimated cost 
to be calculated at Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per square foot of total floor 
area in any new single or two-family dwelling; except that said estimated cost 
shall be\;alculated at Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per square foot of total floor 
area in any new commercial or industrial building. The foregoing formula 
shall be used to determine the fee for an addition to an existing building. 
The cost per square foot may be modified by the Building Inspector in very un- 
usual cases involving more complex or very low cost construction. The judg- 
ment of the Building Inspector regarding cost estimates shall be final, but 
must be reasonable, based on the Building Inspector's reference to Marshall's 
valuation service or another recognized valuation manual. 

(2) Fees for alterations, remodeling and repairs shall be based on a Five Dol- 
lar ($5.00) minimum plus a fee based on the rate of Three Dollars ($3.00) per 
one thousand dollars of estimated cost of the work, or any fraction thereof. 

(3) Fees for structures (such as tanks, swimming pools, signs, and the like) 
shall be based upon a value of Three Dollars ($3.00) per one thousand dollars 
of estimated cost, or any fraction thereof. 

(4) Fees for moving buildings or for demolition of buildings shall be Five 
Dollars ($5.00) each. 

(5) The Town of Ipswich shall be exempt from paying a building permit fee for 
any municipal project. 

(6) A fee of Five Dollars ($5.00) shall be paid before a certificate of use 
and occupancy is issued under Section 120 of the State Building Code. 
Seconded. The fee schedule is included in the Zoning By-law and the present 
one has not been changed in the last three years. The purpose is to increase 
fees and bring in line with most other communities. Finance Committee recom- 
mended. Mr. Howe reported that in 1978 under the present schedule the Town 
received $2,500, while if the proposed schedule had been in effect we would 
have received $4,400. Mrs. Weatherall reported that the Planning Board, as 
required by law, had held a hearing on this proposal and unanimously approved 

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it. The motion is its report, 
opposed; the motion carried. 



On a two-thirds vote. 312 voted in favor a 91 



Article 59. To see 
tion 13 of Chapter 
following fee sched 

Gas Permit Prices ( 
Water Heater 
Dryer 
Range 

K.H. Range 
Built In Range 
Space Heater 
Central Heat 
Mercury Test 
Trailer Inspection 
Gas Water Heat 
Oil Fire Water Heat 
Electric Water Heat 
Tankless Water Heat 



if the Town 
142 of the Ma 
ule for plumb 
GAS AND 
Natural ) 
$10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
17.00 
19.00 
5.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 
10.00 



will vote, pursuant to the provisions of Sec- 

ssachusetts General Laws, to establish the 

ing and gas permits: 

PLUMBING PERMIT RATES 
L.P. Gas 

All Appliances $10.00 

Plumbing Permit Prices 

Plumbing Permit 10.00 

(and $2.00 per fixture up to 2 fixtures. 
3 or more fixtures is considered remodel- 
ing) 

Sewer Connection 10.00 

Remodeling House 30.00 

Single Family Residence 

New Single Family Residence 30.00 

Apartment House 30.00 

(For first eight (8) fixtures and $2.00 
for each additional fixture); 



to stipulate that all said fees collected shall be remitted to the Town Trea- 
surer for deposit in the Town's General Fund; and further to provide that the 
Town's Inspectors be reimbursed fifty percentum (50%) of collected fees for 
services rendered; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. LeClair moved that the Town vote, pursuant to the provisions of Section 13 
of Chapter 142 of the Massachusetts General Laws, to establish the following 
fee schedule for plumbing and gas permits: 

GAS AND PLUMBING PERMIT RATES 



Gas Permit Prices (Natural) 

Water Heater $10.00 

Dryer 10.00 

Range 10.00 

K.H. Range 10.00 

Built-in Range 10.00 

Space Heater 10.00 

Central Heat 17.00 

Mercury Test 19.00 

Trailer Inspection 5.00 

Gas Water Heat 10.00 

Oil Fire Water Heat 10.00 

Electric Water Heat 10.00 

Tankless Water Heat 10.00 



L.P. 
All Appliances $10 

Plumbing Permit Prices 
Plumbing Permit 10 

(and $2.00 per fixture up to 2 fixtures. 
3 or more fixtures is considered remodel- 
ing) 

Sewer Connection 

Remodeling 

Single Family Residence 
New Single Family Residence 

Apartment House 
(for first eight (3) fixtures and $2.00 
for each additional fixture) 



00 



00 



10.00 
30.00 

30.00 

30.00 



to stipulate that all said fees 
surer for deposit in the Town's 



collected shall be remitted to the Town Trea- 
General Fund; and further to provide that the 
Town's Inspectors be reimbursed fifty percentum (50%) of collected fees for 
services rendered. Seconded. Presently fees are paid into the General Fund 
and the inspectors get the whole fee. Under this proposal, fees are increased 
and will be paid into the General Fund, the Town's revenues will be increased 
by about $3,000 a year and there will be money available to pay the minor ex- 
penses such as printing permits, etc., in addition to paying inspector's fees. 
On a hand count, 155 voted in favor, 233 in opposition; motion defeated. 

Article 60. To see if the Town will vote to amend the General By-Laws of the 
Town of Ipswich, Chapter XV, by adding a new section 12 "Wiring Permit Fee 
Schedule," as follows: 

"Section 12. Wiring Permit Fee Schedule. Before a wiring permit shall be 
issued, a fee based on the following schedule shall be paid to the Town of 
Ipswich at the office of the Town Collector for deposit in the Town Treasury: 

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RESIDENTIAL SCHEDULE 

100 Amp Service $ 5.00 

200 Amp Service 8.00 

Temporary Service 3.00 

New Single Family House (plus fire alarm fee) (+5.00) 10.00 

New Two Family House (plus fire alarm fee) (+5.00) 15.00 

All Electric Home (plus fire alarm fee) (+5.00) 15.00 

Residential Fire Alarm System 5.00 
Reconditioned Dwellings - wiring for outlets; 

Appliances, and service change 10.00 

Swimming Pools 10.00 

New Service and One Major Appliance 5.00 

Permit for Carnivals, Concessions, Fairs 5.00 

Signs 5.00 

Range; Dryer; Ovens; Counter Tops 3.00 

Water Heaters 3.00 

Aluminum Siding 3.00 

Oil and Gas Heaters 3.00 

Disposal 3.00 

Dishwasher 3.00 

Attic Fan 3.00 

Washing Machine 3.00 

Water Pump 3.00 

Artificial Ground Tests (250 ohms or less) 3.00 

Re-inspections 5.00 

Rest Homes and Nursing Homes 5.00 

Air Conditioners 3.00 
COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL SCHEDULE 

Temporary Service Inspection 5.00 
Existing Building Service Charges: 

100-200 Amp Service 10.00 

Over 200 Amp Service 15.00 

Stores - Minimum per unit 10.00 

Office - Minimum per unit 10.00 

Transformer - vault or pad 20.00 

Welders 5.00 

Air Conditioners up to 5 tons 5.00 

Each Additional Ton .50 

Gasoline Station - complete 20.00 

Gasoline Pumps 5.00 

2 or more Pumps 10.00 

Signs 10.00 

Motion Picture Theaters 10.00 

Emergency Lighting 10.00 
New Construction 

The permit fee shall be determined on the basis of the construction cost es- 
timate stipulated on the building permit: 

For each 1,000 cost or portion thereof, up to $500,000 .50 
For each $1,000 cost or portion thereof in excess of $500,000 .25 
Municipal Buildings and Churches - Alterations/repairs 00.00 
Industrial and Manufacturing plants employing one (1) or more full time li- 
censed electricians 25.00/year flat rate."; 
or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Dolan moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Motion carried. 

Article 61. To see if the Town will vote to amend its By-Laws, Chapter XV, 
Section 5, as amended by adding a new subsection (c) as follows: 
"(c) Every owner of a female dog in heat shall cause such female dog to be 

confined in a building or secure enclosure in such manner that such female 
dog cannot come into contact with another animal except for planned breeding. 

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A violation of this section shall be punishable in the same manner as estab- 
lished in section (b) of this animal control law"; or to take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Chief Brouillette moved that the Town vote to amend its By-laws, Chapter XV, 
Section 5, as amended, by adding a new subsection (c) as follows: "(c) Every 
owner of a female dog in heat shall cause such female dog to be confined in a 
building or secure enclosure in such manner that such female dog cannot come 
into contact with another animal except for planned breeding. A violation of 
this section shall be punishable in the same manner as established in Section 
(b) of this animal control law." Seconded. Dog Officer Harry Leno said that 
there were three reasons this law was needed: (1) Beneficial to non-dog own- 
ers; (2) Beneficial to dog owners who have to cope with packs of male dogs in 
pursuit of females in heat; (3) beneficial to dogs with irresponsible owners. 
Mr. Damon reported that the Board of Selectmen recommended; Mr. Nagus that the 
Finance Committee recommended, though it questioned the enforceability of the 
law. Motion carried on voice vote. 

Article 62. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
monies to hire an actuary to conduct a study of the Town's future pension sys- 
tem liabilities; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$4,000 to hire an actuary to conduct a study of the Town's future pension sys- 
tem liabilities. Seconded. The Town presently contributes to pensions on a 
pay-as-you-go basis and with costs increasing each year, it is necessary that 
we find out how much we should be putting aside each year to pay future esti- 
mated costs. After the study is completed, the Board of Selectmen will go 
before next year's Town Meeting with a recommendation as to how the Town 
should do it and how much should be put aside. James Smyth said a majority of 
the Finance Committee did not recommend, feeling it would be a waste of money; 
Mr. Nagus reported three members felt yery strongly that such a study was nec- 
essary. On a hand count, 295 voted in the affirmative, 89 in the negative; 
motion carried. 

Article 63. Mr. Damon moved that the Town vote to reconsider its action taken 
earlier in this Town Meeting under Article 63. Seconded. This is necessary 
because the Meeting must vote on the precise figures; otherwise we will not be 
permitted to spend the appropriated monies. Mr. McNally wanted to know the 
figures before voting; Mr. Damon informed him that the appropriation limit was 
$475,923.67 while the levy limit increase was $24,240. The motion to recon- 
sider carried. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town amend its action taken earlier in this Town 
Meeting under Article 63, so that said motion reads: (1) the Town vote to in- 
crease the appropriation limit established by Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979 
by $475,923.67 so that the appropriations limit as so increased will be 
$8,078,555.33; and (2) that the Town vote to increase the levy limit of the 
Acts of 1979 by not more than $24,250 so that the levy limit as so increased 
will not be more than $8,044,824.41. Seconded. We must pass this by a two- 
thirds vote or go back to the drawing board with the budget. Town Counsel 
recommended acceptance; the State Department of Revenue has issued specific 
instructions; if we don't vote this, we are negating the operating budget and 
various articles we have already voted, and might necessitate a special town 
meeting before July 1st. Mr. Nagus reported the Finance Committee recommended 
and strongly urged support. Mr. McKinney asked what the percentages were: 
.036% on levy limit, 5.9% on appropriation limit. On the two-thirds vote, 431 
voted in the affirmative, 9 in the negative; motion carried. 

At 9:55 p.m., Mr. Damon moved that the 1980 Annual Town Meeting stand ad- 
journed, seconded, motion carried unanimously. 

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And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies 
thereof at the Post Office and at each of the meeting houses in the Town, and 
by publication seven days at least prior to the time for holding said meeting, 
in a newspaper published in, or having a general circulation in the Town of 
Ipswich. 

Given unto our hands this twenty-fourth day of March in the year of the Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN, Ipswich, Massachusetts 
John A. Pechilis, Chairman Jeffrey M. Dolan 

Edwin H. Damon, Jr. Lawrence J. Pszenny 

Arthur S. LeClair 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Ipswich High School August 11, 1980 

ESSEX ss 

To, the Constable of the Town of Ipswich in said County 
GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby directed to 
notify the inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, qualified to vote in town af- 
fairs, to meet at the Ipswich High School, in said Ipswich on 

MONDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF AUGUST 1980 
at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following arti- 
cles, viz: 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Lawrence Morse at 7:40 p.m. with 
423 voters recorded. The final count was 776. Tellers appointed were: 
Robert Waite, Steven Walsh, Peter Womson, Edwin Lynn, Thomas Dorman, James 
Engel . Superintendent of Schools John Stella led the Pledge of Allegiance to 
the flag. 

Selectmen Chairman Edwin Damon, Jr. moved that observers (non-voters) be 
allowed to enter. Seconded. Motion carried unanimously. 

Article 1. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate a sum of $35,000 to 
renovate the Rust Garage for use as a Fire Department Sub-station; or to take 
any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Charles Wayne moved that the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$35,000 for the purpose of renovating the Rust Garage for use as a Fire De- 
partment Sub-station. Seconded. Mr. Wayne stated that there was equipment 
and two dozen people willing to act as volunteer auxiliary firemen; the only 
expense would be utilities. Selectman David Player said that the Board of 
Selectmen were against the article 4-1, feeling that the Fire Department 
should straighten out its equipment and manpower problems first. He was asked 
how long it would take equipment (new) to reach outer Linebrook; Chief Emerson 
replied that it would take at least ten minutes. Thomas Dodd of Sagamore Road 
felt that a central station would be better to handle both sides of town. 
David Crockett moved the question. Seconded. Before that vote was taken, 
Edward Nagus reported that the Finance Committee was unanimously against the 
article. The two- thirds vote needed to limit debate was 469 in favor, 153 
against; motion carried. On the main motion, the voice vote was not clear and 
the Moderator requested a hand count. With 222 voting in the affirmative, 460 
in the negative, the motion was defeated. 

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Article 2. To see if the Town will vote 

(1) to survey, design and construct extensions of the sanitary sewer in the 
area of Newmarch Street, Applewood Drive, Arrowhead Trail, Cameron Avenue, 
Damon Avenue, Jurdin Hill Road, Nabby's Point Road and Spring Street, and to 
obtain all material and services necessary and incidental thereto; 

(2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire such easements and-or other 
interests as may be necessary to effectuate said extensions of the sanitary 
sewer system by purchase, gift, lease, eminent domain or otherwise; 

(3) pursuant to the provisions of Section 20 of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws, as amended, to change the application of the remaining unexpended and 
unencumbered balances of the following listed articles from their previously 
authorized purposes to those sewer purposes specified in subsections (1) and 
(2) of this article hereinabove: 

Article 14, 1973 Annual Town Meeting (Sewer Treatment Plant) $ 2,463.52 
Article 18, 1976 Special Town Meeting (Avery Street Sewer) 16,966.02 
Article 23, 1976 Annual Town Meeting (County Road Sewer) 4,243.12 
Article 29, 1978 Annual Town Meeting (Wood's Lane Sewer) 31,014.22 
Article 33, 1979 Annual Town Meeting (Market Street Sewer) 12,879.57; 

(4) to raise and appropriate a sum of money (in addition to the sums available 
under said Articles 14, 18, 23, 29 and 33 aforementioned) to survey, design 
and construct said sanitary sewer extensions in said areas; 

(5) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any 
Federal, State or private grants in conjunction with the aforesaid purposes; 
and 

(6) to determine if this additional appropriation shall be raised by the issu- 
ance of bonds or serial notes or otherwise; or to take any other action rela- 
tive thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on August 25, 1980 at the 
various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 
p.m., on the following question: "Shall the Town vote: 1. To appropriate the 
sume of $528,000.00 for surveying, designing and constructing extensions of 
the Sanitary Sewer in the area of Newmarch Street, Applewood Drive, Arrowhead 
Trail, Cameron Avenue, Damon Avenue, Jurdin Hill Road, Nabby's Point Road and 
Spring Street, including all related materiel and services incidental thereto; 

2. that to meet this appropriation the amounts indicated below be transferred 
from the unencumbered balances of the appropriations indicated below: 

Article 14, 1973 Annual Town Meeting (Sewer Treatment Plant) $ 2,463.52 

Article 18, 1976 Special Town Meeting (Avery Street Sewer) 16,966.02 

Article 23, 1976 Annual Town Meeting (County Road Sewer) 4,243.12 

Article 29, 1978 Annual Town Meeting (Wood's Lane Sewer) 31,414.22 

Article 33, 1979 Annual Town Meeting (Market Street Sewer) 12,349.07 

3. that to raise this appropriation (in addition to the sums available under 
Articles 14, 18, 23, 29, and 33 aforementioned) the Treasurer, with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow $460,564.05 under General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 8(15) as amended; 4. to authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to acquire such easements and/or other interests as may be necessary 
to effectuate said extensions of the Sanitary Sewer System by purchase, gift, 
lease, eminent domain or otherwise; and 5. to authorize the Board of Select- 
men to apply for, accept and expend any Federal, State or private grants in 
conjunction with the aforesaid purposes?" Seconded. Mr. Damon stated that 
the Board of Selectmen unanimously recommended this article, citing the small 
lots, large population, many homes of the area and the problems with sewage 
disposal. Peter Maistrellis said the Finance Committee unanimously recommend- 
ed. Lillian Bartnicki felt that articles defeated at the Annual Town Meeting 
should not be brought up at a Special Meeting right away. William McKinney 
and Leon Dorr both questioned the length of the proposed line; Paul Brailsford 
spoke on alternative systems, as did Peter Williamson. David Crockett moved 
the question. Seconded. Unanimous voice vote in favor. The voice vote on 
the original motion was unanimously in favor of putting it on the ballot. 

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The results of the Special Election held August 25, 1980 on Article 2 were: 

Yes 841 
No 1,665 
Blank 46 
TOTAL 2,552 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Conservation Commis- 
sion, with funds from the Conservation Fund, to purchase for conservation pur- 
poses certain parcels of land consisting of approximately 10.2 acres, more or 
less, believed to be owned by Jennie Genest, situate in the vicinity of Dow 
Way in the Dow's Brook Watershed; to authorize the Conservation Commission to 
apply for and accept federal and-or state grants or reimbursements under the 
"Self Help" program therefor; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Conservation Commission Chairman Costos Tsoutsouris moved that the Town vote 
to acquire for Conservation purposes to be managed and controlled by the Con- 
servation Commission in accordance with Chapter 40, Section 8C, a certain par- 
cel of land believed to be owned by Jennie Genest, situate in the vicinity of 
Dow Way in the Dow's Brook Watershed in Ipswich, Massachusetts, being bounded 
and described as follows: Land in Ipswich located westerly of Dow Brook Res- 
ervoir, land consisting of three (3) contiguous parcels containing in total 
10.2 acres, more or less, shown on a plan entitled "Plan of Land in Ipswich, 
MA. Prepared for Ipswich Conservation Commission. Scale 1" = 40'. May 9, 
1980. Hancock Survey Associates, Inc., 85 Maple Street, Danvers, MA." bounded 
and described as follows: 

Generally northwesterly by the centerline of Dow's Brook 670 feet, more or 
less; 

Generally easterly by the centerline of an old wood road, sometimes known as 
"Way to Great Sands", by land of the Town of Ipswich, by land of the Ipswich 
Conservation Commission, and by land of Edward J. Smolenski, twelve hundred 
forty (1240) feet, more or less; Generally southwesterly by the centerline of 
a ditch and land of Ipswich Fairways, Inc., two hundred eighteen (218) feet, 
more or less; Generally southeasterly and southerly, mostly by a stone wall 
and by Tand of said Ipswich Fairways, Inc. three hundred fifty-four and sev- 
enty-one hundredths (354.71) feet; Northwesterly -and westerly by land formerly 
of Nathan Lambert four hundred seventy-four and fifty-eight hundredths 
(474.58) feet and six and five tenths (6.5) feet, respectively; Southerly by 
the centerline of a wood road known as Dow's Way and by land of said Nathan 
Lambert seventy and four tenths (70.4) feet; Westerly by land formerly of 
Sarah Lambert, in the latter part by a stone wall, five hundred three and six 
tenths (503.6) feet. 

The land described was conveyed to Jennie Genest by deed recorded in Essex 
South District Registry of Deeds, Book 6590, Page 676; that the Town authorize 
the Conservation Commission to expend $10,000. from the Conservation Fund for 
this purpose, and that the Town authorize the Conservation Commission to act 
on behalf of the Town in securing State and/or Federal Assistance and to enter 
into any contract in relation thereto, with the express understanding that any 
reimbursement of State and/or Federal funds for this project will be returned 
to the Conservation Fund. Seconded. The main purpose for this purchase is to 
protect the watershed. The land has been reassessed at $11,400. Both the 
Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee recommended against the purchase, 
5-0 and 8-1 respectively. Sally Weatherall, Vivian Endicott, and Lewis Joslyn 
all urged passage of the motion. The motion passed on a voice vote. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a sum of 
monies to purchase a new Class A pumping engine for the Fire Department; and 
to raise this appropriation by the issuance of bonds or serial notes, or 
otherwise; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectman Arthur LeClair moved that the Town vote to adopt the following vote: 

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"Voted: 1. That the sum of $99,000. is appropriated for the purchase of addi- 
tional departmental equipment for the Fire Department, consisting of a Class A 
Pumping Engine; and 2. that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with 
the approval of the Selectmen, is authorized to borrow $99,000. under Massa- 
chusetts General Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7(9), as amended. Seconded. Mr. 
LeClair reminded the voters that the Town badly needs a new engine and that 
the question received just under the necessary two-thirds vote at the Annual 
Town Meeting balloting last spring. The presently proposed engine doesn't 
have as much equipment as the more expensive one proposed then, but will do 
the job, and has a delivery date of five weeks from today. Mr. Nagus stated 
the Finance Committee recommended 8-1 in favor. The Board of Selectmen was 
unanimously in favor. 

Finance Committee member Peter Maistrellis moved that the original motion be 
amended by the deletion of the same in its entirety, and by substitution in 
lieu thereof the following: "That the Town vote by printed ballot on August 
25, 1980 at the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 
10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the following question: Shall the Town vote that 
the sum of $108,000.00 be appropriated for the purchase of additional depart- 
mental equipment for the Fire Department consisting of a Class A Pumping En- 
gine; and that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer, with the approval of 
the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow $108,000.00 under Massachusetts General 
Laws, Chapter 44, Section 7(9), as amended?" Seconded. The amendment was de- 
feated on a voice vote. With 639 voting in the affirmative and 50 in the neg- 
ative, the main motion passed. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote, in conjunction with the development 
of an Industrial park, 

(1) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of money for the 
Ipswich Bay Economic Development Committee and to accept an option interest in 
a certain parcel of land situate in the area of High Street and Mitchell Road; 

(2) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to execute said option to purchase 
said land, and, given subdivision approval therefor, to convey portions of 
said land to the Ipswich Industrial Financing Authority under the condition of 
conveyance that there shall be restrictive use covenants and that the proceeds 
for the sale, by the IDFA, of lots shall be deposited in the General Fund of 
the Town of Ipswich and that the Town vote hereby to accept said proceeds; 

(3) to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend any 
Federal, State and-or private grants or loans toward the acquisition of land, 
and to survey, design and develop municipal streets and uti til i ties and to ob- 
tain all material and services incidental thereto; 

(4) to appropriate a sum of money for the effectuation of all of the aforemen- 
tioned purposes, to determine whether said appropriation shall be raised by 
borrowing or otherwise, provided that said appropriation shall not be raised 
until the Board of Selectmen has determined that the Town has received and has 
accepted grant offers from the State and-or Federal Government (s) of at least 
($2,232,000); and 

(5) to raise and appropriate an additional sum of money to fund wages, sala- 
ries, expenses, and capital outlay for a park marketing manager and support 
staff; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mr. Damon moved that Articles 5 and 6 be combined for purposes of discussion. 
Seconded. Carried on voice vote. 

Paul Beswick moved that the Town vote by printed ballot on August 25, 1980 at 
the various precinct polling places, the polls being open from 10:00 a.m. to 
8:00 p.m., on the following question: "Shall the Town vote: 1. to accept a 
gift of $100,000. from the Ipswich Bay Economic Development Company, Inc. and 
an option interest in certain parcels of land located in the area of Mitchell 
Road and described as follows: A certain parcel of land with all buildings 
located thereon being a barn structure which parcel consists of eighty (80) 
acres more or less on the easterly and westerly sides of Mitchell Road, so- 

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called, in the Town of Ipswich, County of Essex, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
which parcel is more fully described by reference to parcel number 3 in Plan 
of Land in Ipswich of John Hetnar dated June 25, 1971 and is recorded in the 
Essex South Registry of Deeds, Book 6224, page 619. Excepted from said refer- 
red-to parcel number 3 is land located on the westerly side of Mitchell Road 
consisting of approximately 2.05 acres together with an easement previously 
conveyed to Warren K. Smith and Ruth Smith which deed is recorded in Essex 
South Registry of Deeds on August 05, 1976; subject to all rights of way and 
easements of record on or otherwise and with specific reference to a twenty 
(20) foot right of way from Mitchell Road to parcel number 1 in the above re- 
ferred-to plan previously granted to Timothy S. Perkins and Rosalie F. C. 
Perkins by deed dated August 18, 1977 and recorded in Essex South Registry of 
Deeds; also, a certain parcel of land consisting of forty-five (45) acres more 
or less between Mitchell Road and Paradise Road, which parcel is a portion of 
that described in the deed of Charles E. and Edith L. Tidd to Philip W. Ross 
recorded December 31, 1970 in Essex South Registry of Deeds, Book 5737, Page 
074; and to accept an option and/or easement interest in certain parcels of 
land between Mitchell Road and Paradise Road, more particularly between said 
Small Business Administration land and said Philip Ross land, which parcels 
are owned by Massachusetts Electric Company and in other parcels which may be 
appropriate or necessary to the park development; 2. to authorize the Select- 
men to purchase said land for use as an Industrial Park and, given subdivision 
approval therefor, to convey portions of said land to the Ipswich Industrial 
Development Financing Authority subject to restrictive use covenants and sub- 
ject to the requirement that the proceeds from the sale by the Ipswich Indus- 
trial Development Financing Authority of any lots contained in said land shall 
be returned to the Town and desposited in the Town's general funds: 3. to ap- 
propriate the sum of $831,910. for the cost of purchasing said land for the 
construction of roads, water, sewerage, surface drainage, electrical and 
street lighting facilities and other improvements thereon, including obtaining 
all related materiel and services incidental thereto, and to authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow $831,910. under Chap- 
ter 74 of the Acts of 1945, as amended, provided that this appropriation shall 
not be borrowed until the Board of Selectmen has determined that the Town has 
received^and accepted grant offers from the State and/or Federal Government of 
at least $2,232,000.; 4. to authorize the Selectmen to contract for Federal 
and State aid and to accept other grants or gifts which shall be spent for the 
project in addition to the amount appropriated above?" Seconded. Mr. Pszenny 
stated that the Board of Selectmen recommended 3-2 in favor of putting the ar- 
ticle on the ballot; Mr. Griffin stated that the Finance Committee recommended 
6-3 in favor. George Tsoutsouras and James Barney spoke in favor. Mrs. 
Bartnicki asked if the property wasn't all wetland, and Mr. Tsoutsouras re- 
plied that there wouldn't be any wetlands. Mrs. Bartnicki also mentioned that 
Gloucester Engineering and Varian were laying people off and she didn't feel 
that businesses would be opening here. James Johnson moved the question. 
Seconded. Motion defeated on voice vote. Elliot Krause, William Badger and 
Clarence Dupray spoke in favor; Lawrence Cummings, Lillian North, Harry Leno, 
Walter DeRochmont, Thorn Joyce and Jamie Fay spoke against the motion. The 
question was moved, seconded, and carried on a voice vote. On the main 
motion, the Moderator ruled that the voice vote was in favor of putting the 
article on the ballot; seven voters stood to question his ruling. On the hand 
count, 448 voted in favor of putting the motion on the ballot, 241 against. 
Motion carried. 

The results of the Special Election held August 25, 1980 on Article 5 were: 

Yes 997 
No 1,545 
Blank 10 
TOTAL 2,552 

Ar ticle 6. To see if the Town will vote to take the following actions, 
(1) Not to authorize the Board of Selectmen to accept a gift of money for the 

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Ipswich Bay Economic Development Committee and not to accept an option inter- 
est in a certain parcel of land situated in the area of High Street and 
Mitchell Road. 

(2) Not to authorize the Board of Selectmen to apply for, accept and expend 
any Federal, State and-or private grants or loans towards the acquisition of 
said parcel situated in the area of High Street and Mitchell Road. 

(3) Not to raise and appropriate an additional sum of money to fund wages, 
capital outlay, salary, and expenses for a park marketing manager and support 
staff; or to take any other action relative thereto. (By Petition) 

Mr. Damon moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Carried on a unani- 
mous voice vote. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to disband the Development and In- 
dustrial Commission previously established under the provisions of General 
Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8A pursuant to a vote under Article 72 of the March 
15, 1966 Annual Town Meeting; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Damon moved for indefinite postponement. Seconded. Carried on a voice 
vote. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to accept by purchase and-or gift a 
deed to a certain parcel of land and buildings thereon from the estate of 
Harold D. Bowen and-or the legal representatives of said estate; said parcel 
of land is located at and commonly numbered 3 Summer Street, in said Ipswich, 
and consists of approximately 4,960 square feet; said parcel of land to be 
managed by the Ipswich Historical Commission in accordance with the provisions 
of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D, as amended; to see if the Town will 
raise and appropriate the sum of $14,000 for such purposes; or to take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen Jeffrey Dolan moved that the Town vote to accept by purchase and/or 
gift a deed to a certain parcel of land with buildings thereon from the Estate 
of Harold D. Bowen and/or the legal representatives of said estate; said par- 
cel of land is located at and commonly numbered 3 Summer Street, in Ipswich, 
in said Essex County, and consists of approximately 4,960 square feet being 
more specifically described as follows: 

Northeasterly by said Summer Street; Southeasterly by land now or formerly of 
the heirs of Henrietta Sayward; Southwesterly by land now or formerly of the 
heirs of John H. Cogswell; and Northwesterly by land now or formerly of Erne- 
line F. Farley and of the heirs of Charles A. Sayward. 

Being the same premises conveyed by deed of Helen G. Flynn to Harold D. Bowen 
et al , dated October 13, 1953, recorded at Essex South District Registry of 
Deeds, Book 4017, Page 228. 

Said parcel of land to be managed by the Ipswich Historical Commission in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 8D, as 
amended; and to raise and appropriate the sum of $14,000. for such purposes. 
Seconded. Mr. Dolan explained that a HUD grant has been used to repair the 
roof and make other renovations. The new assessment on this property is 
$43,000.; thesum of $14,000. will pay off debts owed by the Estate. Mr. 
Griffin said that the Finance Committee was 6-3 in favor of the motion. For 
the Historical Commission, John Conley recommended that the Town accept the 
bequest. Mr. Gallant asked why the Town should pay the debts when buying the 
property; Mr. Dal ton explained that it was better that the Town indicated it 
was "ready, willing and able" to pay all the debts, making it clearer for 
Probate purposes; it is just a bookkeeping "wash-out". 

A two-thirds vote was necessary but as tellers were preparing to take the 
count, Lonnie Robinson of Cobbler's Lane questioned the quorum. The Moderator 
said he would entertain the question when the vote on the article was finished. 

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Article 8 passed with 292 voting in the affirmative, 10 in the negative. 

On Mr. Robinson's questioning the quorum, the count showed 321 voters present, 
with 338 needed for a quorum. Mr. Damon moved for a ten minute recess, sec- 
onded, so voted. At the end of ten minutes, the count showed 323 voters pres- 
ent. Mr. Damon then moved for another ten minute recess, seconded, so voted. 
At 11:25 p.m. another count showed that there were 339 voters present. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to exceed the appropriation limit by 
a specific sum of money and the levy limit by a specific sum of money, as 
authorized under Sections 6 and 11 of Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979; or to 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Mr. Pszenny moved that the Town vote to 1. increase the appropriation limit 
established by Chpater 151 of the Acts of 1979 by $567,359.62 so that the ap- 
propriation limit as so increased will be $8,169,991.28; and 2. to increase 
the levy limit established by Chapter 151 of the Acts of 1979 by not more than 
$115,675.95 so that the levy limit as so increased will not be more than 
$8,136,260.36. Seconded. Mr. Pszenny stated that the $14,000. voted under 
Article 8 was the only amount that would affect the tax rate. The Finance 
Committee recommended for; the Board of Selectmen recommended in favor. On a 
two-thirds vote, 311 voted in the affirmative, 11 in the negative, the motion 
carried. 

Mr. Damon moved that the Special Town Meeting be dissolved. Seconded. Unani- 
mous voice vote. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies 
thereof, one at the Post Office, one at the Town House and one at each of the 
meeting houses and by publication, seven days at least prior to the time for 
holding said meeting, in a newspaper published in, or having a general circu- 
lation in the Town of Ipswich. 

Given unto our hands this 22nd day of July in the year of our Lord, One Thou- 
sand (fine Hundred and Eighty. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Edwin H. Damon, Jr., Chairman Lawrence J. Pszenny 
Arthur S. LeClair David S. Player, Jr. 

Jeffrey M. Dolan 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Ipswich High School December 08, 1980 

ESSEX ss 

To the Constable of the Town of Ipswich in said County 
GREETINGS: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are hereby directed to 
notify the Inhabitants of the Town of Ipswich, qualified to vote in Town af- 
fairs, to meet at the IPSWICH HIGH SCHOOL, in said Ipswich on 

MONDAY, THE EIGHTH DAY OF DECEMBER 1980 
at 7:30 o'clock in the evening, then and there to act on the following arti- 
cles, viz: 

At 7:40 p.m., Moderator Lawrence Morse announced that there were 115 voters 
present, with 361 needed for a quorum, and accepted a motion from Chairman of 
the Board of Selectmen Edwin Damon, Jr. that the meeting be postponed until 

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8:00 p.m. Seconded. Unanimous vote. 

At 8:00 p.m. there were 220 voters present and Mr. Damon moved that the meet- 
ing stand adjourned until Monday, April 06, 1981 at 7:30 p.m. Arthur LeClair 
seconded. Unanimous voice vote. The final count was 229. 

The articles for the December 8th, 1980 Special Town Meeting were as follows: 

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropraite a sum of money to fund 
supplements to the Fire Department budget for salaries and fringe benefits for 
Fiscal Year 1981, in accordance with the terms of the tentative contract with 
Local 1913, IAFF for Fiscal Year 1981-82; and to raise this appropriation that 
said sum of money be transferred from the Federal General Revenue Sharing ac- 
count therefore; or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate a sum of money to fund 
supplements to the Police Department budget for salaries and fringe benefits 
for Fiscal Year 1981, in accordance with the terms of the tentative contract 
with the Ipswich Police Association for Fiscal Year 1981-82; and to raise this 
appropriation that said sum of money be transferred from the Federal General 
Revenue Sharing account therefore; or to take any other action relative there- 
to. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to rescind its action under Article 
19 of the 1980 Annual Town Meeting to the extent that it designate the purpose 
of the funds for Chapter 90, and to redesignate the purpose for "road and 
bridge construction and maintenance under Chapter 90 of the General Laws as 
amended. " 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting up attested copies 
thereof, one at the Post Office, one at the Town House and one at each of the 
meeting houses and by publication, fourteen days at least prior to the time 
for holding said meeting, in a newspaper published in, or having a general 
circulation in the Town of Ipswich. 

Given unto our hands this 20th day of November in the year of our Lord, One 
Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty. 

BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Edwin H. Damon, Jr. Jeffrey M. Dolan 

Arthur S. LeClair Lawrence J. Pszenny 



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BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Edwin H. Damon, Jr., Chairman 

Water supply, the tax rate and continuity of government received major atten- 
tion from the Board. 

Acting as Water Commissioners, the Selectmen continued to seek additional 
water and made considerable progress in two directions. First, construction 
of a new well field off Fellows Road was begun and will be on line in early 
summer of 1981 with a state-approved daily production of 500,000 gallons. 
Secondly, the Board acquired ownership of the three wells on the Winthrop farm 
off Topsfield Road. Ownership of the land around these wells will put the 
Town in compliance with state regulations. This will enable us to draw from 
Wells #2 and #3 which have been unavailable to us since April, 1977. Wells #2 
and #3 have been rated by the State as capable of supplying 720,000 and 
325,000 gallons per day, respectively, when used separately from one another. 
Well #1 has been available, but has left something to be desired in terms of 
qual ity. 

As a result, the Board, in conjunction with the Town Manager, has taken pre- 
liminary steps toward improving the quality of water from Well #1. We have 
begun investigation of the so-called Vyredox process, a procedure which in ef- 
fect filters impurities out of the water. Initial investigation indicates the 
Vyredox method holds promise. 

Concerning taxes, the Board directed the Town Manager to prepare a budget 
which would result in a level tax rate. Through the combined efforts of the 
Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager and the Finance Committee, this was not 
only achieved, but surpassed, and for the second consecutive year, the tax 
rate was reduced. We anticipate that the 1981 tax rate, which will be deter- 
mined by the budget now in preparation (February, 1981), will remain stable. 

Last, but by no means least, the Town took a major step toward stability and 
continuity of government with the reappointment, by unanimous vote of the 
Board, of the Town Manager. This means that for the first time in some 30 
years the Town has an administrator who has had three years to learn the in- 
tricacies of Ipswich, has demonstrated an ability to cope with them and will 
not, therefore, have to begin an on-the-job training program. 

Finally, as we close out 1980, the Board in the upcoming year will be devoting 
its attention once again to the issues of increasing supply and improving 
quality of water, containing the cost of government and preserving those spe- 
cial qualities unique to Ipswich. 

We invite your comments and suggestions and encourage you to involve your- 
selves in town government, including, but not restricted to committees ap- 
pointed by the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager. 

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TOWN MANAGER 
George E. Howe 

In retrospect, 1980 was a year of progress and of setbacks. The Norris family 
fire was an irretrievable personal loss; the Hill Store fire a major catastro- 
phe to the downtown, though a recoverable loss. Our public safety forces per- 
formed well in these emergencies. 

In this past year, we have seen an increase in the Call Fire Force, and im- 
proved communications systems for both the Police and Fire Departments. Reno- 
vations were undertaken in both stations. A new fire pumper was ordered. 

Highlights of the Public Works functions were: completion of a major improve- 

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ment to the Farley Brook drainage system; construction of an extension of 
sewer on Elm Street; the installation of the new Electric substation on Fow- 
ler's Lane; and repairs to the County Street bridge. Bids were let for re- 
pairs to the Labor-In-Vain Road bridge. 

Major accomplishments were achieved by the Water Division: safety improve- 
ments at the Pump Stations; telemetry for the water tanks to assure proper 
storage levels with minimum personnel expenses; and completion of land negoti- 
ations for the Winthrop Wells and Fellows Road Wells. Construction was bid 
for the first phase on the Fellows Road facility, with availability projected 
for July, 1981. 

In the area of personnel, I have all but completed a comprehensive revision 
and update of the Town's personnel policies, bringing them into line with 
State and Federal law, local contracts and current practices. All three 
unions are under two-year contracts. Two new department heads were hired. 
Louis Balboni, Electric Power Plant, and James Graffum, for a consolidated 
Buildings and Ground Department. We have implemented a loss control program 
and adopted a safety code. 

Much to my relief, we have hired a new trash contractor and have nearly com- 
pleted closure of the old landfill. 

The Town has sought and received a Coastal Zone Management Grant for red tide 
studies, and received approval for a HUD grant for downtown improvements. The 
Industrial Park Grant application was withdrawn. 

A careful analysis of our revenues was completed in conjunction with prepara- 
tion of the FY82 budget request. Also, our data processing needs were ana- 
lyzed on a systemwide basis and organization for implementation of the identi- 
fied needs was commenced. 

Problem areas for the ensuing years include: limitations on future property 
tax revenues; rising energy costs and general inflation; protection of our 
water quality; and hazardous waste management. Close cooperation will be 
needed from all to assure continuance of those base-line municipal services 
essential to our way of life in Ipswich. 

ASSESSOR'S OFFICE 

Bruce A. Symmes, Chief Assessor 

The Board of Assessors completed the revaluation program that was conducted by 

McGee and Magane and it went into effect on the Fiscal Year 1981 bills. Due 

to the increase in value, the tax rate for real and personal property de- 
creased to $24.00 per thousand dollars of valuation. The final values end up 
as follows: 

REAL ESTATE 

Single Family 2,745 parcels $158,974,630 value 

Two Family 227 parcels 15,059,560 value 

Three Family 50 parcels 3,242,920 value 

Four or more Family 57 parcels 14,982,300 value 

Residential-Commercial 57 parcels 5,401,140 value 

Commercial 184 parcels 21,772,190 value 

Industrial 14 parcels 3,356,570 value 

Land 703 parcels 10,629,170 value 

Total Real Estate 4,037 parcels $233,418,480 value 

Personal Property 488 accounts 3,045,760 value 

TOTAL VALUATION $236,464,240 

The Town received an increase of $259,034 in reimbursements from the State due 

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to a successful appeal by the Board of Assessors on the valuation of the State 
owned land. The total valuation of the State land was increased from 
$1,260,900 to $6,500,000. 

In the future, under the new laws, Ipswich will have to update its valuations 
every two years. This will mean that we will have to bring all property to 
100% value for January 01, 1982 to become effective for Fiscal Year 1983. 



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1980 


1979 


$5,230,154 


$2,686,428 


7,468 


4,693 


190 


620 


1,254 


925 


8,912 


6,238 


336 


337 



BUILDING INSPECTOR 
Ralph Hebert 



Construction Valuation 

Fees Collected 
Building Permits 
Occupancy Permits 
Certificates of Inspection 
Total Fees Collected 

Building Permits Issued 

New construction, miscellaneous construction, additions, alterations, remodel- 
ing, demolition, signs, stoves, pools, and siding. 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

James E. Graffum, Superintendent 

There were 104 interments in 1980 compared to 92 in 1979. 

There were two single graves, four- two grave and six-four grave lots sold all 
with perpetual care. Four-two grave lots and three-four grave lots were 
awarded to Veterans by the American Legion with no revenue from these lots. 

There were 31 markers and 17 monument foundations poured and the stones set. 
Thirteen sets of corner bounds were set. 

General maintenance was conducted in all cemeteries. All of the equipment was 
serviced and repaired. 

A new section in the New Highland is being developed for future use. 



Interment Openings 
Perpetual Care 
Sale of New Lots 
Chapel Tent Rentals 
Foundations 

Total 



$ 8,670.00 

3,150.00 

1,750.00 

400.00 

1,214.34 

$15,184.34 



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CIVIL DEFENSE 

John R. Harrigan, Director 

David R. Clements, Assistant Director 



When disasters strike Ipswich, things start to happen with your Civil Defense 
organization. I speak of the devastating fire on Market Street where five es- 
tablished businesses were in three hours of raging inferno and were put out of 
operation. The Civil Defense pumps were used to pump basements of area build- 
ings close to the fire. The Auxiliary Police were used at the scene to pro- 
tect and direct by-standers from possible injury. This dedicated group of men 
are there when you most need them. To them, "A Job Well Done". 

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Throughout 1980, the Auxiliary Police continued to serve the community through 
various volunteer services and augmented the Regular Police when needed. 

Your Civil Defense organization of Ipswich spent some time on fact-finding; 
information that will be useful when and if disaster strikes. We are also 
very conscious of the close proximity of Seabrook Nuclear Plant. Plans have 
to be made in conjunction with an "incident" - very possible evacuation - this 
is now being considered with cooperation of State Civil Defense Planners. "We 
Stand Ready" to assist the citizens of Ipswich; regardless of situations. 

Please feel free, as citizens, to call your Civil Defense Office at 356-4342 
for inquiries. 

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COMMUTER RAIL COMMITTEE 
Dorcas Rice, Chairman 

The Commuter Rail Committee's efforts during the past year have been directed 
mainly to keeping Ipswich's train service intact. 

In June, 1980, we were successful. A packed hearing in Gloucester on June 19, 
with many articulate speakers, convinced MBTA officials that we truly wanted 
train service and did not approve of their idea of massive cuts in service 
both on the Ipswich lineand on the Gloucester line. MBTA officials termed this 
hearing the best they had ever attended, both in numbers present and in the 
quality of the remarks. As a result, rail service on these two lines remained 
intact, the only two lines in the state not to receive cuts later in the sum- 
mer. Many Ipswich people also attended the hearing in Beverly on June 23, 
also on these proposed cuts, further lending their support in opposition to 
them. 

However, success was not to be at the most recent MBTA hearings in Salem on 
January 14, 1981. MBTA announcement of this hearing was not released until 
about two days prior to the date, and the decision to eliminate Sunday service 
to Ipswich, Hamilton and North Beverly had been made in the MBTA hierarchy 
months previously. Testimony by our Committee and all other speakers strongly 
condemning all proposed cuts fell upon deaf ears. The deletion of Sunday ser- 
vice went into effect on February 1st. 

Last year the cost of rail service to Ipswich was only slightly over $700, due 
to funding made possible by our membership in Cape Ann Transportation Authori- 
ty. Ridership in Ipswich continued to increase during 1980; midyear figures 
indicated an average of 250 riders per day on weekdays. Every indication is 
that the ridership will continue to increase, and we feel that rail service is 
vital to the well-being of Ipswich. 

We have just received word that the long-awaited layover facility promised by 
the MBTA so that the overnight idling of the engines can be eliminated, will 
be ready by the fall of 1981. We hope so! 

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COUNCIL ON AGING 

Winfred R. Hardy, Chairman 

This Council is entering its fifth year and is still endeavoring to assist the 
elderly in whatever way it can. The Center, located at 16 Central Street, is 
still the main source of information for the needs and problems of the 1500- 
1600 elderly citizens. Most of the information supplied is in reference to 
Home Care, Health Care, Social Security problems and transportation for medi- 
cal appointments, etc. The last two years we have been besieged for help in 
the ongoing fuel problem. 

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Free Blood Pressure Clinics are conducted each Tuesday morning from 10:30 to 
12:00 noon by Mrs. Carroll Hebbel , R.N. This voluntary service is widely ac- 
claimed and has been used by a large number of elderly citizens. 

We also display the craft work of our senior citizens in our windows and it is 
on sale at wery nominal prices. 

The Vial of Life program is still in effect. Vials and information blanks are 
free for the asking. 

From time to time during the year the Center runs a craft class which is pub- 
licized in advance for those who wish to enroll. 

The Council now publishes a monthly newsletter, SENIOR SENTINEL , edited by 
Elisabeth Farley. Its aim is to publish news and articles pertinent to 
Ipswich seniors. 

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DOG AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER 
Harry Leno 

During the past year there were: 

Complaints Received 1,990 

Complaints Investigated 1,846 

Dog Bites 36 

Animals Killed by Dogs 54 

Animals Killed by Cars 108 

Dogs Picked up 460 

Animals Found 218 

Dogs Disposed Of 40 

Dogs Returned to Owners 302 

Cat Complaints 387 

Citations 485 

Calls Off Duty 408 

Patrol Hours 1,502 

Licenses 1980 1,480 

Licenses 1979 1,104 

The year of 1980 has been a progressive year in changing the attitudes and 
value clarifications of today's pet owners. 

Projecting for the year 1981, a continuance in the education of Animal Respon- 
sibility. I intend to stress this program at the elementary school level and 
from that level, move forward to the rest of the community. 

In addition to classroom time, articles on pet responsibility will be pre- 
sented to the newspapers monthly. 

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ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT 
Robert D. 0'Meara, Manager 

Office - 222 High Street; Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Weekends, Holidays 
call Power Plant 356-3600. 

Major Construction Proposed in 1981 

1. Install 15 KV spacer cable along Topsfield Road to a point just beyond 
Colonial Drive. 

2. Install three phase power to new Town Well Site, Fellows Road 

3. Install three phase power to MBTA Layover Facility 

4. Interconnect new substation, Fowler's Lane to existing distribution cir- 

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cuits. 

Construction Completed in 1980 

1. Completed installation of new 7500 KVA substation, Fowler's Lane 

2. Installed 15 KV spacer cable, Spring Street 

3. 30 overhead, 4 underground, 22 poles, 32,603 feet overhead wire, 4,560 
feet underground wire and 805 KVA of transformers were added to the sys- 
tem. 

Maintenance 

44 overhead and 9 underground services, 85 poles and 19 streetlights were re- 
placed. Power Plant personnel completed a major overhaul of #7 engine. 

Statistics 

Power Purchased and Generated: 

1979 1980 



Purchased 66,602,387 KWH 65,818,338 KWH 
Generated 4,557,620 KWH 6,435,850 KWH 
TOTAL KWH 71,160,007 KWH 72,254,188 KWH 

This represents an increase of 1.54% compared to 1979. 

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ENERGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
John P. Whittier, Chairman 

The Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) was officially recognized as a Town Com- 
mittee in 1980. The EAC was created with the objective of providing energy 
management assistance to the Town. The primary focus of the committee has 
been to promote energy conservation as a responsible, cost-effective method 
for reducing energy-related costs. The EAC has consistently emphasized that 
conservation is not to be construed as doing without, rather conservation rep- 
resents the efficient allocation of scarce resources, including dollars. 

The EAC has been actively involved with other Town Committees, as well as cit- 
izens' groups, promoting conservation actions and renewable resource measures. 
Among the varied 1980 EAC programs are the following: 

Sponsorship of the Energy Fair. The fair featured exhibits of solar 
heating systems, energy conservation measures and talks by State and 
Local officials on energy matters. 

Assistance in obtaining State funding for energy audits of municipal 
and school buildings. The EAC assisted the Town Manager and several 
department heads in their efforts to have energy audits performed. 
At this writing (2/07/81) energy audits have been completed on five 
municipal buildings and four schools. 

Consultation to the Electric Light Department. The EAC members pro- 
vided technical analysis of several options for replacement of a 
diesel generator at the power plant. 

The EAC participated with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and 
the Gloucester ACTION office in a project called Cape Ann Saving 
Energy (CASE). The purpose of CASE was to provide training to home- 
owners on low-cost energy conservation actions for residences. In 
addition, energy conservation materials, with a value of approxi- 
mately $60, were provided to qualified persons. 

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ESSEX COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL 
Robert W. Spencer, Superintendent 

Summary of work accomplished in Ipswich during 1980 was: 

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Salt Marsh Ditching 3,600 feet 

Larviciding with Abate 24% acres 

Ice Dusting with Methoxychlor 15 acres 

Catch Basins Treated 454 

The project spray truck was at work in Ipswich on: May 30; June 5, 10, 13, 
17, 20, 24, 27; July 1, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29; August 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 
22, 26, 29. 

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FAIR HOUSING COMMITTEE 
Francis A. O'Connor, Chairman 

The Fair Housing Committee was organized during the spring of 1980 in conjunc- 
tion with the Town's commitment to the Massachusetts Commission Against Dis- 
crimination (MCAD) and its enabling legislation. The Committee is mandated to 
insure that no family or individual in Ipswich is discriminated against in 
housing because of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, reli- 
gion, welfare status, sex or handicap. 

In addition to fulfilling its obligations under state and federal laws, the 
Fair Housing Committee recognizes the Town's commitment to the goals of equal 
access to housing reflected in its "Local Statement of Growth Problems and 
Priorities" . 

Since its founding, the Fair Housing Committee has held its organizational 
meeting, prepared Rules of Order for the conduct of its business, drafted a 
"community profile" - a governmental requirement intended to demonstrate the 
need for a fair housing program, and has undertaken an analysis of the town 
neighborhoods to identify problem areas in the field. 

Anyone interested in supporting this program or anyone who feels aggrieved be- 
cause of discrimination in housing due to the causes enumerated above, may 
call for information at 356-2860, the Ipswich Housing Authority. 

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FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Edwin R. Emerson, Chief 

The Department responded to 560 alarms in 1980 (479 still and 81 bell), an 8% 
increase over 1979 and a 35% increase over 1978. The permanent firefighters 
number fifteen; one of whom remains as Captain and three provisional Lieuten- 
ants who have been appointed. Five men on the call firefighting force of 
thirty men have been appointed as fire-equipment operators for use in emer- 
gency situations. 

The mini-pumper rescue truck has proven its worth in responding to accidents 
and calls for medical aid and for constant in-service inspection of all busi- 
nesses and schools. 

The establishment of a training committee continues to result in a more effi- 
cient training program for all firefighters with increased use of the training 
center at Civil Defense Headquarters in Topsfield. C.P.R. recertification is 
an ongoing process. During Fire Prevention Week in October, over 100 people 
attended Open House and viewed the Department's displays of equipment and the 
modern, newly completed watchroom. In addition, the kitchen has been reno- 
vated and the bathroom and dayroom have been painted. 

Plans include the addition of three men to the call force, and utilization of 
the call operators should make a more efficient firefighting operation. 

The Rust Garage, being used as a storage area in the winter months for storage 

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of four pieces of apparatus, is being studied by the Public Safety Committee 
for the possibility of conversion to an effective fire station. 

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GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMITTEE 
Connie Surpitski, Chairman 

The Government Study Committee meets on the first and third Thursday of each 
month at the Electric Light Department Building. We cordially invite the pub- 
lic to attend our meetings. 

In early 1980 our committee recommended a By-Law change involving the Finance 
Committee. The present By-Law reads as follows: A Finance Committee of nine 
members shall be appointed at the Annual Town Meeting: three by the moderator 
for one year, two years and three years, respectively; three in similar 
fashion by the Selectmen; and three in similar fashion by the voters; and 
thereafter, one annually by the moderator, one by the Selectmen, and one by 
the voters, each for three years, at the Annual Town Meeting. We recommend 
that six members of the Finance Committee be elected by the citizens at the 
time of the general election, two for one year, two for two years and two for 
three years respectively, on a staggered basis. The Selectmen would continue 
to appoint three members, one for one year, one for two years and one for 
three years respectively. This By-Law change was defeated by the Board of 
Selectmen before reaching Town Meeting floor. 

A Charter change authorizing the Selectmen to appoint the Shellfish Constable 
and Harbormaster was defeated by the voters on Town Meeting floor. 

We concentrated a large effort on an Act Authorizing the Town of Ipswich to 
Recall Elected Officials. We thoroughly researched the Recall Act, and spent 
many long hours in writing it. We felt strongly that the proposal had merit. 
Unfortunately the proposal was presented too close to the time of Town Meeting 
and was defeated by the Board of Selectmen before reaching Town Meeting floor. 

In late 1980 our committee reorganized and began work on a new charge. We be- 
gan by reviewing Sewer Betterment Charges. In Ipswich the Sewer Betterment 
Charges are split fifty-fifty between the Town and the abutters. Our charge 
was to determine if this was the most equitable situation. In order to reach 
a conclusion we compared Ipswich to three similar towns, the names of which we 
had been given by the Town Manager, held a discussion with the Town Engineer, 
studied memoranda written by Town Counsel and the Town Engineer and identified 
the controversial issues surrounding the Wood's Lane betterments. Based on 
our findings the committee recommended that the Town's portion of the Sewer 
Betterment Charges remain at fifty percent of the total cost, as voted by the 
Annual Town Meeting of May 02, 1979. 

We have recently completed work on revising a proposed Article for the upcom- 
ing Town Meeting Warrant allowing the Selectmen to set fees. We stipulated 
that in order for the Selectmen to increase existing fees a public hearing 
must be held and in order for the Selectmen to establish new fees Town Meeting 
approval will be required. 

We have also begun restudying the Recall Act with the requested assistance of 
the Board of Selectmen. We hope that the voters of Ipswich will have the op- 
portunity to vote on the Recall Act at the 1981 Annual Town Meeting. 

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT 
Joseph Giancola, Agent 

Calendar 1980 found the department in full-time operation, functioning under 
the direction of the Board of Health, as its informational, developmental, 

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regulatory, inspectional , enforcement and public relations extension. 

Basic areas of code enforcement include restaurant sanitation, housing stan- 
dards, licensure of motels, public pools, beach water and potable water moni- 
toring, public health nuisance control, land usage relative to septic systems 
installation or repair. 

The development of hazardous materials management protocols, i.e. detection of 
generation, transportation, treatment and disposal, under federal and state 
mandates, has become an area of shared responsibility of the department, 
wherein public health is involved. This, however, is as yet an unfunded ser- 
vice! ! 

The Department continues to maintain the courtesy of a biologies depot for lo- 
cal physicians and clinics. Among clinics sponsored were rabies and flu vac- 
cinations. 

A household refuse service contract continues to be monitored. The contract 
was awarded to R.C. Hiltz Corp. of Gloucester. As of this writing, their per- 
formance has been exemplary!! 

The S.W.T.S. continues to function appropriately. The elimination of an inef- 
fective recycling program has corrected a continuous financial loss, as well 
as making available the space of two, forty yard roll -off containers. Permit 
accessibility remains the same as in prior years. 

Among principle permits issued by the department were: 

Gas 170 

Plumbing 178 

Food Service 48 

Disposal Construction Repair 38 

The Department conducted ground water, soil profile, and percolations from 
March 10th through April 30th. Of a total of 55 percolations recorded, there 
were 1^ failures. Soil profile and ground water level logging numbered 150. 

The Board of Health meets or. the evening of the first Monday of each month un- 
less otherwise posted. This year the Board welcomed new members Mary Jo 
Muench and Constance Surpitski; while losing, by voluntary retirement, Dr. 
Edward Marsh and Paul Valcour. 

The following is a synopsis of work performed by Normand J. Bedard, Sealer of 

Weights and Measures during 1980: 

Scales and balances, adjusted, tested and sealed 54 

Weights tested and sealed 69 

Gasoline pumps tested and sealed 53 

Gasoline pumps adjusted before sealing 4 

Gasoline pumps not sealed 1 

Oil truck meters tested and sealed 5 

Oil truck meters not sealed 1 

Number of bread reweighed and checked for correct weight 36 

Bread reweighed and found incorrect 6 

Number of trucks inspected for liquid heating oil 5 

Meats reweighed for accuracy and correct price 40 

Meats reweighed and found incorrect 10 

Turkeys reweighed for correct weight and price 95 

Turkeys reweighed and incorrect 10 

Checking on unit pricing was also done at supermarkets during 1980. This 
checking is done to make certain that the prices on the orange tags on shelf 
correspond with the prices on articles. 

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A new drug store had the apothecary and metric weights tested and sealed, also 
a new balance. 

Two balances were tested and sealed for a new gold and silver dealer operating 
in a supermarket. 

Sealing Fees received and paid to the Town Treasurer $425.50. 

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HISTORICAL COMMISSION 
John F. Conley, Chairman 

Two important happenings marked the year 1980 for the Historical Commission. 

The first of these was the announcement by the Secretary of State of Massachu- 
setts and the Massachusetts Historical Commission that four districts and ten 
individual properties were accepted for listing in the National Register of 
Historic Places. The nomination includes about 400 structures in the four 
districts: High Street, East End, Meetinghouse Green and South Village Green 
while the ten individual properties are located in neighboring areas. 

The Massachusetts Historical Commission describes the significance of this 
listing as follows; (Newsletter, December 1980) "The unparalleled concentra- 
tion of seventeenth century structures coupled with many fine later structures 
imparts a national significance to Ipswich as a record of American architec- 
ture and settlement patterns from the 1630' s to the present." 

In addition two very fine mansions, Castle Hill and La Salette Seminary, were 
nominated by the Massachusetts Historical Commission to the National Register. 

The second noteworthy happening was the notification to the Town that the late 
Harold Bowen had made a bequest of his 1720 home on Summer Street to the Town 
and that he had asked that the Historical Commission administer the property. 
At a Town Meeting during the summer, the Town accepted the property. 

At this time, the Commission wishes to acknowledge the bequest with gratitude. 
It is a well-known fact that Harold loved the Town and its history with a rare 
devotion, and his bequest suggests that he wanted the citizens of Ipswich to 
have his house, his most precious possession, so that they could actually have 
the ownership of a piece of their history. The Commission is beginning a 
study of the possible uses of this valuable historic home. 

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HOUSING AUTHORITY 

Jacqueline A. Boch, Chairperson 

Francis A. O'Connor, Executive Director 

The Ipswich Housing Authority administers 200 units of low income Elderly 
Housing and 38 apartments for families. Family homes range in size from two 
bedroom to four bedrooms. 

In addition, the Authority provides rental subsidies to some 80 needy families 
or individual -householders by leasing standard homes in Ipswich and in turn 
subletting them to eligible families. The families pay approximately 25% of 
their adjusted income for rent while the Authority pays the difference between 
that amount and the market value of the apartment. 

This program has been so successful that the Authority has applied for Federal 
Funds to increase the number of participating units. 

More than providing decent, safe and sanitary housing to its citizens, the 
Authority undertook a comprehensive grounds-care program during 1980, that 



included trees and shrubs pruning, lawn care, plantings, weed removal and snow 
clearance so as to create an atmosphere with which the residents could take 
pride while creating a visual asset to the community as a whole. 

The long neglected Veterans Housing at Southern Heights was subject to exten- 
sive upgrading beginning with insulation work at each apartment and attic. 
This work was financed through a special State Grant for modernization in 
older public housing complexes. 

During its 1980 Annual Meeting, the Authority paid special tribute to member 
Arthur L. Goodfellow as he stepped down from the Chairmanship after several 
years of dedicated service which witnessed a massive developmental program 
completion. Mr. Goodfellow graciously agreed to continue participating and is 
currently in the capacity of Vice Chairman. 

The Authority continues to provide comprehensive support services to its ten- 
ants. A daily congregate meal site is provided to elderly citizens at the 
Whittier Park neighborhood and a mini-bus is available to tenants for sched- 
uled routes including three shopping trips per week. 

The Authority's office at One Agawam Village is open to receive the public 
from 8:00 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and a 24 hour emergency response 
system is available at all other times by phoning 356-2860. 

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INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION 
Paul Beswick, Chairman 

The principle activity for the Industrial Development Commission during 1980 
has centered on the proposed Industrial Park Site, located on the north side 
of High Street and West of the Boston and Maine tracks. This site is acces- 
sible by way of Mitchell Road. In 1976 this site was studied with funds 
granted by FMHA. The study has shown this site to be feasible. Copies of the 
Proposed Industrial Park Study are available at the Town Library. 

During the 1980 Annual Town Meeting, articles were presented for the Town to 
borrow it^ portion of the money, about $800,000 of the 3.2 million dollars re- 
quired for building the park. The cash flow analysis showed that in three 
years time, the Town would produce not only increased taxes from the park but 
also net income. The total net income forecasts to over 7 million dollars in 
constant 1980 dollars throughout the 20 year life of the park. The cash flow 
also showed the Town, throughout the park life, would not be required to gen- 
erate income from sources other than the park project to meet the financing 
obligation. The balance of the funding was arranged through the Economics De- 
velopment Administration of the federal government, FMHA, some Commonwealth 
funds, and local pledges and/or contributions. 

The North Shore Economic Council, together with the Ipswich Bay Economic De- 
velopment Company (a private non-profit group of Local citizens that qualify 
as a Local Development Corporation as defined by the Small Business Adminis- 
tration) worked closely together with the Industrial Development Commission to 
coordinate these efforts. 

The referendum after the Annual Town Meeting produced 57% of those voting in 
favor of this park project. 

Proponents of the park petitioned for a Special Town Meeting with the inten- 
tion of another referendum to enable the two-thirds vote required. After sev- 
eral delays, a Special Town Meeting was held and another referendum took place 
just a few days before the federal government financing offer was to expire. 
At this Special Town Meeting, nearly 800 persons were present and a new refer- 
endum for the park program was supported by more than 60% of those present. 

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The referundum ballot resulted in defeat for the park project with only 40% of 
the voters in support. The principal parcel of land comprising over 80 acres 
has now been sold. The new owner, Mr. James R. Brady, also the owner of James 
R. Brady Construction Co. situated in the park district, intends to develop 
the site as a private venture. 

The Industrial Development Commission expects to support this venture in the 
interest of the Town of Ipswich. In this regard, the commission continues to 
see its role as attracting and developing non-polluting light industry in 
order to support the tax base and create jobs; while at the same time main- 
taining the character, historical significance and tradition of the Town. 

LIBRARY 

Eleanor M. Crowley, Librarian 

In an effort to reduce energy consumption, the Library had a professional en- 
ergy audit done in the Fall. Its recommendations are serving as guidelines 
for energy-saving projects which will get underway during 1981 and 1982. The 
installation of heat and smoke detection systems was completed during the sum- 
mer months. 

Many interested residents took part in a series of lectures and lessons held 
at the Library, which included a speed-reading course, oriental rug making and 
a series of four legal lectures given by a practicing attorney. Additional 
programming, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, included special vaca- 
tion-time films for the children, a Christmas gathering, cooking demonstration 
and slide show. 

There were two changes on the Board of Library Trustees. Harold F. Bloss was 
appointed to fill a three-year term vacated by Rae Paul, and Steven Brody was 
appointed to the un-expired term of Lawrence B. Morse. In their continuing 
efforts to seek funding for a Library addition, the Board expressed interest 
to the Board of Selectmen in applying for the$300,000 HUD Block Grant. How- 
ever, acting on advice of the Grant Consultant, the Board withdrew from compe- 
tition in 1980, awaiting a more favorable competitive climate. 



Following the resignation of Carolyn Johnson, Natalie Anderson was appointed 
as Reference/Young Adult Librarian. Mrs. Anderson comes to Ipswich from the 
Topsfield Free Library. She and Children's Librarian Anne Fladger maintain 
on-going liaison with the school libraries of the Town. 

Total circulation of books and magazines from the Library during 1980 was 
85,953, plus 3,054 records. Reference use of library materials within the 
library was 15,858, and 31,148 people used the library for books, information 
and study. We issued 628 library cards to new borrowers and added a total of 
2,516 books to the collection, by gift and by purchase. Total number of books 
in the collection at the end of 1980 was 61,124. Inter-library loan of books 
from the Eastern Regional Library system totalled 267 for Ipswich residents, 
and 100 films were borrowed from Boston Public Library for local organiza- 
tions. Between 40 and 50 pre-schoolers take part in weekly story-hour ses- 
sions. 

We'd like to remind you that your library is more than a book collection. It 
is your information place, too. Call or visit the library in 1981 to see 
what 1 s new for you. 

During 1980, the Library experienced, with deep sadness, the passing of 
three people whose contributions and commitment to the Ipswich Public 
Library were outstanding. Barbara James was well-known to several gen- 
erations of Ipswich people. She worked under all but one of the head 
librarians before her retirement in 1966, after 43 years of service. 

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She then returned in 1967 as a volunteer, working steadily until her 
death November 25, 1980. 

Miriam Waters Titcomb, who died December 17, 1980, served as Trustee 

for over 15 years, concluding her service to the Board in January 1963. 

She added much to the modernization and beautifi cation of the Library 
during a period of rapid growth and change. 

Ann C. Durey was appointed a Trustee in July of 1974 as a member of an 
expanded Library Board at the time of the transfer of the Library to 
the Town. Her interests in archival work led to the conservation and 
indexing of countless manuscripts and documents housed in the Library. 
She is fondly remembered for her unswerving and occasionally outspoken 
support of gcod library service for Ipswich. 

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PLANNING BOARD 

George Mathey, Chairman 

The Planning Board continues to meet virtually every Tuesday evening and makes 
site visits on weekends as well. Our major concerns have remained fourfold: 
Planning Board Approval not Required Plans, subdivisions, Zoning By- 
Law changes and working on the second phase of our three phase Master 
Plan Project. 

We continue to process citizen's plans not requiring subdivisions. It is im- 
portant to this Board that we spend any time necessary helping owners comply 
with proper land registration procedures as well as helping them through an 
often difficult process. 

There are three major subdivisions actively proceeding within the Town. These 
three encompass about 400 dwelling units. The importance of controlling how 
these subdivisions occur and how they proceed through construction is one of 
our prime responsibilities. 

Administration of the Zoning-By-Law, requests for variances through the Zoning 
Board of Appeals and citizens' input is the feedback the Planning Board uses 
to update the By-Law. The result is suggested changes to the By-Law presented 
on the Warrant at Town Meeting. Any Zoning-By-Law should be a flexible docu- 
ment and review and change is a necessary part of its relevance. We appreci- 
ate any comments on the By-Law from the public. 

We have continued to work fruitfully with our consultant, Charles Downe and 
Associates, on the second phase of the Towns' Master Plan Project. A summary 
of this year's efforts are inserted in this Town Report. It is important that 
all residents of the Town read at least this summary as the third phase will 
require input from all of us. The full documentation of the completed second 
phase, including maps, is available to the public at the Library and the Town 
Hall. 

****** 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Armand R. Brouillette, Chief 

The Police Department has answered a total of 11,081 complaints during the year 
and made 611 arrests for various criminal violations. There were in addition 
431 non-criminal violations processed through the courts and 1,286 parking 
tickets issued. 

Breaking and entering went up to 120, an increase of 2.5%; larcenies decreased 
to 304, a decrease of 19.4%; stolen motor vehicles decreased to 29, a 34.5% 
decrease; stolen boats and/or motors increased to 27, an increase of 285%. 

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There were 528 accidents this year, an increase of 3.5%; and summonses served 
375, an increase of 5%. There were 431 non-criminal violations issued, an in- 
crease of 68%. 

We can again report that serious crime is down 13% below that of last year 
where the rest of the Commonwealth shows a modest increase of approximately 2% 
for a net gain of 15%. 

We received and installed a new communication center and have done some work 
in trying to upgrade the physical appearance of the police station. We still 
are lacking in space for juvenile and female detention. 

I would like to thank the citizens for their continued support and the twenty 
men and women assigned to the task of policing the community. Without both of 
your cooperation, these statistics would not be possible. 

PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 
Armand T. Michaud, Director 

The Public Works Department is a conglomerate of the following divisions: 
Public Works Administration, Highway, Forestry, Equipment Maintenance, Town 
Hall/Annex and Municipal Garage Building Maintenance; and Snow and Ice Con- 
trol. Each division is charged with particular responsibilities relating to 
its duties. When additional manpower is required to perform specific tasks, 
personnel are interchanged within the divisions. 

Provided below is a summation of projects undertaken by the individual divi- 
sions: 

Highway Division 

Norman Stone, Foreman 

Street sweeping was performed twice a week from April through November. All 

Town roads and sidewalks were swept in the spring to rid them of winter sand 

deposits. 

Approximately 215 tons of cold patch were purchased to repair roads. 

Crosswalks, parking spaces and traffic lines were painted in the business 
areas. The color of green was added at crosswalks in the downtown area as an 
additional safety feature and will continue in the future. 

Traffic and street signs were installed, replaced and repaired around Town. 

Curbing was installed on 1,500 feet of Linebrook Road and on 40 feet of Town 
Hill. 

A total of 992 catchbasins were cleaned by private contract. 

A total of 157,015 feet of traffic lines were painted on Argi 11a, Jeffrey's 
Neck, Linebrook, Little Neck, Mill, North Gate, North Ridge and Topsfield 
Roads; and Central, County, East, High, Market, North Main and South Main 
Streets. 

A bituminous wearing surface was applied to Avery Street, Linebrook and Turkey 
Shore Roads and at all five railroad crossings. 

A surface treatment consisting of oil/stone mixture was applied to Beechwood, 
Masconomet, Mill, Pineswamp and Upper River Roads; Lowe's and Mile Lanes and 
Kimball Avenue. Shoulders were graded on these roads prior to work being per- 
formed. 

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All gravel roads were graded twice during 1980. 

Approximately 25 catchbasins were rebuilt in Town. 

Drainage problems were corrected on Linebrook and Town Farm Roads. 

New sidewalks were installed on Green Street and Linebrook Road. 

Guard rails were repaired or replaced on Argilla, Labor-In-Vain, Linebrook, 
Little Neck and Topsfield Roads. 

A survey was performed to project the proper locations of handicap curb cuts 
and handicap parking spaces. A written report is on record in the Public 
Works Administration Office. 

The Farley Brook drain was extended 310 feet with 60" pipe and 160 feet with 
30" pipe, head wall and grate, from Granite Court to L & C Engineering. The 
drainage project was completed in November. 

The following work was performed on County Street Bridge: pointed granite 
masonry, repaired scoured areas, channel paving and repaired bridge railing. 

The Town obtained engineering services to determine the extent of repairs 
needed to the Labor-In-Vain Bridge. Repair work is scheduled to commence in 
April or May of 1981. 

Two new pieces of equipment were acquired: a 1980 Mack Dump Truck and a 1980 
Chevrolet Pickup Truck. 

The Highway Division assisted various other Town Departments throughout the 
year upon request. 

Forestry Division 
Charles Foley, Leader 

Combating the Dutch Elm disease continues to be the prime concern of the For- 
estry Division. In addition to 245 Dutch Elm and beetle infested trees being 
removed during 1980, there remain 175 diseased trees to be eliminated. Also 
removed were 30 other varieties of trees, including maple and oak trees. 

Effective mosquito spraying continued for a 10 week period to all areas of 
Town with sprayers in operation three nights each week. 

Arbor Day was commemorated on April 25th by the distribution of 350 Scotch 
Pine trees to each first grader to take home, plant and care for. 

The Forestry Division planted 72 trees including maple, bradford and oak 
trees. 

Brush spraying continued along three miles of roadsides. Poison ivy spray was 
applied at various sections of Town. 

Other work performed by the Forestry Division consisted of: trimming and 
pruning trees, removing limbs, cutting brush, mowing roadsides, setting up 
voting booths for elections, setting up for town meetings and assisting on 
snow and ice removal. 

Equipment Maintenance Division 
Robert L. Hetnar, Mechanic 

All the Public Works' vehicles are serviced and repaired at the Municipal Ga- 
rage. At present there are 32 pieces of motorized equipment that must be 
properly maintained to insure their availability when needed. Operation cost 

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reports, logging maintenance and gas/oil expenses on each vehicle can be ob- 
tained at the Public Works Administration Office at the Town Hall. 

Building Maintenance Division 

Routine maintenance and minor repairs were performed at the Town Hall and 
Annex throughout the year. A section of the roof and several overhead garage 
doors were repaired at the Municipal Garage. 

Snow & Ice Division 

The Public Works divisions combined their efforts during the winter months. 
Work consisted of plowing roads, hauling snow, sanding/salting roads, filling 
sand barrels, clearing catchbasins and hydrants and answering miscellaneous 
complaints. Other personnel who assisted the Public Works' crews during the 
height of the snow storms were from the Cemetery, Parks, Water and Sewer De- 
partments. Also utilized were the services of eight private contractors. 

****** 

RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT 
James H. Daly, Director 

With the close of this fiscal year, this Director will have served the Town in 
that capacity for 17 years. Over the years it has been most gratifying to be 
of service to a wide variety of age groups. In serving voluntarily on the 
Recreation and Park Committee, in many capacities prior to becoming Director, 
it has been a most pleasant experience and truly a labor of love. Although I 
am retiring at the end of June, I will likely to so with mixed emotions. Over 
the years, the Town has been good to me in many ways for which I am most 
grateful . 

The recreation movement in Ipswich got started in the 1950' s with one play- 
ground (Linebrook) and a part-time Director. The Department grew to a full- 
time Director, nine playgrounds and year-round activities. In recent years, 
mostly because of economical reasons and budgetary cutbacks, the same Depart- 
ment has become a low-keyed operation. Ironically, as of July 1st of this 
year, recreation in our Town will be right back where it all started, that is, 
one supervised playground, a part-time Director and sharply curtailed year- 
round activities supported by a minimum budget. With the activation of Propo- 
sition 2^, it is not unlikely that recreation here will be eliminated in the 
foreseeable future. This would be unfortunate. 

However, Ipswich is not unique. Throughout the state the trend is the same. 
Playgrounds, as we have known them for many years, are on the way out with 
many Recreation Departments transforming to self-supporting camp-type activi- 
ties. Most other recreation activities are becoming strictly self-supporting 
also. Usage fees for municipally-owned facilities are coming into being. 
Prompting this revolution is the fact that there are fewer youngsters around, 
hence, the widespread closing of elementary schools throughout th Common- 
wealth. Then there's the economy factor, paced by inflation and more recently 
Proposition 2h which has caused a tightening of the municipal belts. 

Like taxes, however, there will always be recreation, but it will be on a "pay 
as you play" basis. 

As I depart from the scene, I must say that it has been a pleasure serving 
both the youngsters and the oldsters. I do acknowledge and appreciate the 
long-time cooperation of other Town Departments and a wide variety of many 
solid citizens who, along with Recreation-Park Committee Members and other 
Town Officials, have helped to make the Recreation program here the success 
that is has been. Likewise, I wish the new Director eyery success. 

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SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 
John H. Stella 

Enrollments continue to decline in our schools. Our total enrollment on 
October 01, 1980 was 1844; a decrease of 180 students as compared to 2,024 on 
October 01, 1979. Declining enrollments mean fewer staff members, particu- 
larly at the elementary level; therefore, the Ipswich School Committee autho- 
rized the following reductions: 

1.5 Teachers $18,000 

2 Instructional Aides 4,697 

1 Crossing Guard 1,701 

$24,398 

The budget for 1980-1981 was $4,348,956. Salaries for professional personnel 
include the contractual obligations as provided for in the Agreement Between 
the Ipswich School Committee and the Ipswich Teachers Association. The total 
amount for professional salaries including the superintendent, principals, 
supervisors, and teachers is $2,953,190 or approximately 68% of the 1980-1981 
budget. The total amount for non-professional salaries including secretaries, 
custodians, cafeteria personnel, aides, and crossing guards is $423,955 or 
approximately 10% of the 1980-1981 budget. Auxiliary services such as trans- 
portation costs, guidance consultant, physician's services, mental health mem- 
bership, insurance and utilities amount to $577,356 or 13% of the 1980-1981 
budget. The amount for these three categories is $3,954,501 or 91% of the 
1980-1981 budget. All other costs amount to $394,455 or approximately 9% of 
the 1980-1981 budget. 

The overwhelming mandate of the voters in regard to Proposition 2% presents a 
serious problem toward maintaining quality education for our students. The 
budget constraint for 1981-1982 was set by the Town Manager under Proposition 
7h for $4,350,000. Budget sessions were held during November and December, 
1980, and in January of 1981. The Administration and School Committee were 
aware that, in order to comply, programs would have to be reduced or elimi- 
nated and staff at all levels would have to be reduced. 

Negotiations, budget meetings, and regular School Committee meetings place 
heavy demands upon School Committee members. I extend deep appreciation to 
the Committee members for their dedication to the task and for their patience 
and understanding. I extend to the Administrators and all other personnel of 
the School Department my sincere appreciation for their excellent cooperation. 
Finally, to the Board of Selectmen, Finance Committee, Town Manager, Police, 
Highway and Fire Departments, thank you for your cooperation. 

****** 

DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM 
John B. Barranco, Ed.D. 

During the past year, we have witnessed some considerable changes in our 
school organization. 

The number of buildings which we once operated have dwindled from a high of 
ten down to four. Our curriculum has become diversified due to federal and 
state mandates in the areas of special needs and basic skills. Although these 
programs are worthwhile and effective, they nonetheless require additional 
personnel and materials which are not always fully funded. 

The effects of Proposition 7h have greatly reduced the amount of revenue we 
have to discretionary use for program development. This coupled with the con- 
tinuing trend toward state or federally mandated programs greatly limits our 
ability to meet the changing needs of our student population with creativity 
and flexibility. 

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This year, for the first time in the history of the Ipswich Public Schools, we 
will have a computer capability. We now have in place a Wang 2200 LVP Com- 
puter which will allow us to expose our students in the educational and prac- 
tical uses of computers. In subsequent years, we hope to expand our computer 
capability in the areas of attendance, scheduling, and the development of a 
management information system for the school department. 

Our Basic Skills Improvement Plan was submitted to the state and accepted 
without revision. This plan was the result of many hours of work evenings by 
parents, students, teachers, and administrators who worked on its development. 
The plan specifies what we consider the basic level of achievement a student 
must meet in order to be considered minimally competent in the areas of read- 
ing, writing, and mathematics. This year and a half study has resulted in 
changes in our curriculum. 

****** 

DEPARTMENT OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES 

Elizabeth J. Geanakakis, Administrator of Special Education 

The high point of the past year was the honor bestowed upon our Pre-School - 
Program. It was selected by the Division of Special Education as a Promising 
Practice to be used as a model throughout the State. 

Staff positions funded by local and federal funds remained status quo as did 
both Federal (P.L. 94-142) and State (Chapter 766) mandates. The Department 
thus had an opportunity through intensive In-Service training to both regular 
and special staff and through revision of required assessments to improve the 
quality of Individual Educational Plans required for each student receiving 
special education services. 

When a student is recommended for service, the Evaluation Team with parental 
agreement recommends that a student be placed in one of the following proto- 
types designated by 766 regulations: 

502.1 Modification support within the classroom 

502.2 No more than 25% out of regular class each school day 

502.3 No more than 60% out of regular class each school day 

502.4 Substantially separate more than 60% out of regular class 

502.5 Private day school 

502.6 Residential school 

502.7a Home/hospital not less than 14 days or more than 60 days 

502.7b Home/hospital more than 60 days 

502.8a Pre-school Home-based service 

502.8b Pre-school Integrated centerbased up to 50% substantial special 
needs 

502.8c Pre-school Separate centerbased more than 50% substantial spe- 
cial needs 

502.9 Diagnostic - Team meeting inconclusive - extended 8 weeks for 
further evaluations. Team then reconvenes to make recommenda- 
tions. 

The following statistics graphically depict the population served by this De- 
partment during the 1979-80 period: 

Total Students served 1979-80 

502.1 48 

502.2 204 

502.3 59 

502.4 19 

502.5 2 

502.6 2 
502.7a 2 
502.7b 2 

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502.8a 9 

502.8b 

502.8c 7 

502.9 _0 

354 
****** *'*'" 

HIGH SCHOOL 

Joseph Rogers, Principal 

Enrollment as of October, 1980 - 625 

The most obvious impact on our school personnel, and that which has the great- 
est effect, was the adoption of Proposition 2%. Throughout the latter part of 
the year an inordinate amount of energy and time was devoted to attempts at 
salvaging our academic programs, which had taken years to build. We were rea- 
sonably successful in retaining the full academic program. Class sizes will 
be increased, but programs and courses will remain. 

Faculty reductions were minimal due to attrition through resignations and re- 
tirement. Projected enrollments evidence slow but study decline over the next 
five years, beyond this period entering freshman classes will be very small. 

Viewing our school community objectively it is felt that we are doing \/ery 
well by our students. While college placement is viewed as the sole criterion 
of a school's excellence, it is only one of many factors which must be con- 
sidered as to what makes a good school. Statistically we are doing very well 
by placing 68.1% of our 1980 graduates in some form of post secondary educa- 
tion. 

However, the outstanding services provided by Ipswich to our youngsters at all 
ability levels, socially, academically, psychologically and physically cannot 
go unnoticed and must receive well deserved recognition. We have been a 
leader in the state, providing special services to our youth who have handi- 
caps of any sort. This has been the case prior to the inception of mandated 
programs under Chapter 766. 

As the social pendulum swings in our society so do the schools as a micro 
group. Conservatism is the sign of the times and school is reflecting this. 
We are making more and greater demands of our pupils. Our structuring is re- 
flecting these demands; discipline, school and home communications are more 
positive and the entire school atmosphere is more serious. .. .this is good! 

****** 

RALPH C. WHIPPLE MEMORIAL SCHOOL 
Ronald Landman, Principal 

The Ralph C. Whipple Memorial School's present population is 158 seventh grade 
students and 174 eighth grade students for a total of 332 students. The edu- 
cational process for each student has four components: transition from the el- 
ementary schools, academic preparation for high school, development of posi- 
tive self-image, and social and cultural enrichment. Providing a productive 
transition from the elementary level to secondary is the only short term pro- 
cess. This starts in the spring preceding the youngsters' arrival with a 
meeting of their parents and school personnel. Then the sixth grade students 
visit the Junior High School. During the first weeks of school, the new stu- 
dents receive an orientation, a handbook, and consistent reinforcement. 

The remaining components are continuous throughout the student's experience at 
the Junior High School. Academics presently are being emphasized by sound 
curricula, good teaching, and appropriate learning time. Recent victories and 
successes in academic activities add substance to this belief. 

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le development of a positive self-image is a great challenge during early' i 
lescence. Consistent emphasis on personal and social qualities negate the 
tudent's self-doubt and inhibitions. This process demands a patience and 
?nsitivity that the Junior High School's faculty fortunately has. 



Enriching the students' social and cultural qualities prepares the basis for a 
more enjoyable life. Compatabil ity and understanding society ensures people 
positive feedback from their environment. This perpetuates an inner feeling 
of confidence and tranquillity. 

Thus the Junior High School's responsibilities are far greater than "book 
learning". These demands from the students' needs necessitate the support and 
resources of the community. Together, community and school, can work for a 
better existance for our children. 

****** 

PAUL F. DOYON MEMORIAL SCHOOL 
William E. Waitt, Jr., Principal 

From the beginning of 1980 until June, the enrollments continued to decline at 
a steady rate. From September until December, enrollments remained constant 
with 440 pupils attending the Doyon School. 

Doyon continues to be the only school that houses seven grades, kindergarten 
through grade 6 with two sections of kindergarten and grade 3 and three sec- 
tions each of grades one, two, four, five, and six. A resource room, a reme- 
dial reading room, a learning center and a pre-school program funded by the 
federal government, provide for children with special needs. 

A professional staff of thirty-five teachers and specialists service the stu- 
dents at Doyon. All are experienced teachers with about half in possession of 
a masters degree. A service staff of eighteen includes six kitchen employees, 
four teachers aides, three part-time lunch aides, two full-time and one part- 
time custodian, a part-time nurse and a school secretary. 

Curriculum continues to provide for basic skills in English, reading, social 
studies, math, science and health, supplemented with instruction in both vocal 
and instrumental music, physical education, art, and handwriting. 

Noteworthy events of 1980 were: 
The loss of our beloved music maestro, Peter DiCarlo, to retirement after 
fourteen years of exemplary service. 

The formation of a parent support group, "The Friends of the Doyon School". 

A complete energy audit was made to assist in making our school more ener- 
gy efficient. 

****** 

WINTHROP SCHOOL 

Marcia'J. Fowler, Principal 

Two hundred eighty-one students, enrolled in grades 3-6, have attended the 
Winthrop School this year. Stress in mastery of basic skills has received 
consistent attention. Students have also received additional instruction in 
vocal music, art, physical education, recorder, instrumental music, special 
needs and remedial reading. A full-time speech therapist is shared with the 
Burley School . 

On October 06, 1980 two Vietnamese/Chinese students were enrolled at the Win- 
throp School. A special tutor has been working to help them with the transi- 
tion. Remedial reading and math instruction have also been provided through 

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the Titel I program. 

Many students have participated in special intellectual projects through the 
service of the Gifted/Talented Program. 

The educational program of the Winthrop School students has been enhanced by 
their active participation in the outstanding library program. 

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BURLEY SCHOOL 

Marcia J. Fowler, Principal 

The Burley School was built in 1908 and has been used as an elementary school 
facility since that time. Significant decrease in enrollment has indicated 
that this historical school building will no longer be needed for classroom 
use. All elementary school students will attend classes in the newer Winthrop 
and Doyon School buildings in the immediate years to come. 

The Burley School has been a primary school during 1980-81, the total enroll- 
ment being 175 students. The teachers of the self-contained classes have 
stressed the basic skills, while maintaining consistent stress in individual 
and group responsibility. All students have participated in art, music and 
physical education classes taught by specialists. Extra help has been pro- 
vided by appropriate specialists for those students needing extra help and 
many students identified as gifted. 

****** 

PUPIL ENROLLMENT 



SCHOOLS 


K 


1 


2 


0c 
3 


tobe 
4 


T 01 
5 


, IS 
6 


180 

7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


TOTALS 


High School 




















144 


153 


152 


159 


608 


Junior High 
















159 


173 










332 


Doyon Preschool 
A.M. 
P.M. 


9 
19 
20 


20 
19 
20 


21 
22 
22 


23 

25 


23 

25 
24 


25 
25 
23 


25 
26 
25 














441 


Winthrop 








27 


24 
23 
24 


22 
22 
26 


21 
19 
21 
20 
22 














271 


Burley A.M. 
A.M. 
P.M. 


21 
20 
21 


21 
19 


25 
23 


25 




















175 


Project O.P.E.N. 




















2 


6 


8 


1 


17 


TOTALS 


110 


99 


113 


100 


143 


143 


179 


159 


173 


146 


159 


160 


160 


1,844 



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EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATES ISSUED TO MINORS 
7/01/79 - 6/30/80 



Boys 
Girls 



Age 14-16 
13 
17 



Age 16-18 
35 
43 



TOTAL 
48 
60 



69 



Adams, Charles 

Amerio, Cheryl 

Ashe, Laura Elizabeth 

Babson, Christopher Mark 

Barnhart, Anna Marie 

Beaulieu, Theresa J. 

Belcher, Steven Clifford 

Benedetto, Shawn 

Benedix, Cori Ann 

Benjamin, Jean 

Berrini, Lori June 

Blair, Michael 

Blais, Sherrie Ann 

Blaquiere, Mark James 

Blum, Carolyn 

Bolton, Virginia Marie 

Boutin, Jacqueline 

Bradstreet, Susan 

Brockelbank, David 

Brown, Stephen 

Brum' , Peter 

Burke, Lydia 

Burns, JoAnn 

Burridge, Vincent William 

Campbel 1 , Kathryn E. 

Canzano, Peter 

Carpenter, Michelle 

Carver, Christine Elizabeth 

Casali , Melissa 

Charette, Lori J. 

Comeau, Tracy 

Chmura, Theodore Stephen 

Choquette, Jayme 

Clements, Joseph Peter 

Colas, Debora Ann 

Collins, Lynne Ann 

Coll urn, Michael Timothy 

Collyer, John 

Colter, Martha Susan 

Connors, Sharon 

Crestin, Paul W. 

Crocetti , Lisa M. 

Darisse, Thomas 

Demers, Paul 

Dobson, Rachel N. 

Dziadose, Christopher J. 

Eaton, Cynthia 

Eby, Eric B. 

Elliott, Kimberly 

Emerson, Robert C. 

Emery, Thomas B. 

Esmiol , Caleb 

Esperson, Jacqueline Ann 

Farfaras, Beth 

Ford, John Patrick 

Fowler, Diane Marie 

Fraley, Michael 



1980 GRADUATES 

Francis, Lisa Ann 
Fuller, Christine 
Gadbois, Donald F. 
Garvin, Debijoy 
Geanakakis, Julie Irene 
Geanakos, Jonathan 
Giddings, Orville M. 
Gilford, Kathi 
Gilford, Kenneth E. 
Gillespie, Cheryl L. 
Gil lis, Kathy Ann 
Goguen, Susan M. 
Gordon, David 
Haggstrom, Teresa 
Hart, Bruce 
Hart, Richard 
Hartling, Daniel 
Heaphy, John R. 
Howard, Amanda Elizabeth 
Huff, Douglas 
Jackson, Si ri El i z 
Jellison, David William 
Jenkins, Carrie L. 
Jewett, Bruce S. 
Kaszuba, Timothy 
Kelly, Kathleen 
Kenney, Sheryl Ann 
Kenyon, Cheryl 
Kippin, Robyn Maria 
Kleiner, Valerie Gail 
Kline, Karen 
Knakkergaard, Thora 
Koziol , Alan 
Larocque, Lisa 
Laterowicz, Donald 
LaVallee, Theresa M. 
Lavoie, Deborah M. 
Leet, Laurie Ann 
LeMieux, Lisa 
Lemire, Laurie J. 
Lombard, Brian H. Jr. 
MacDougall , Cynthia 
Markos, Charles Louis 
Martel , Laurie Jean 
Mayer, Laurie-Jean 
McDonald, Maureen 
McKay, William C. 
Meers, Julie 
Mel ling, Daniel 
Miller, Michelle M. 
Mills, Jeffrey P. 
Moon, Karen Marie 
Mowatt, Kerry 
Mul ley, Richard Allen 
Mycue, Veronica C. 
Neal, David D. 

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Nikas, Peter 
Norris, Regina Marie 
Orrell , Marlene Ann 
Parady, Janice C. 
Parady, Julia Ann 
Parker, Patricia M. 
Pascucelli , Steven J. 
Paulitz, Frederick F. 
Peatfield, Lawrence 
Perry, Sheryl Lee 
Petri llo, Karen 
Pimental , Susan E. 
Poirier, Elizabeth 
Poirier, Susan 
Prosser, Maria 
Quintal , Susan 
Ramsdell , Paul 
Ray, Jennifer 
Reedy, Craig A. 
Reif, Christine 
Reynolds, James D. 
Richard, Timothy M. 
Richards, John A. 
Riddle, Richard E. 
Rodzen, Cynthia Ann 
Ross, Betsy 
Rossbach, Gwendolyn D. 
Roy, Michael 
Ruest, Carol A. 
St. Laurent, Susan 
Sanders, Jennifer 
Saulnier, Richard Edward 
Shannon, Jeffrey 
Sklarz, Diane Elizabeth 
Smith, Deborah G. 
Smith, Helmut 
Smith, Stuart J. 
Soffron, Irene 
Spyrka, Ann Maria 
Stanley, Thomas 
Stansfield, Donald H. Jr 
Sullivan, Margaret 
Thibault, Arthur J. 
Thompson, Pamela 
Trepanier, Thomas 
Vasilopoulos, Charles P. 
Vincent, Jennifer J. 
Waite, Patricia M. 
Walsh, James J. 
Walsh, Timothy A. 
Walters, Wendy Lee 
Whooley, Christine Joan 
Wickstrom, Kathleen 
Wilson, Mark 
Wojtonik, Kathleen 
Wool folk, T. Howe 



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ENROLLMENT CHART BY GRADES 1976-1980 



GRADE 



1976 



1977 



1978 



1979 



1980 



K 

1 

2 

3 

4 

5 

6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

P.G. 

Pre-School 

TOTALS 



138 


106 


114 


110 


101 


175 


148 


110 


119 


99 


184 


158 


156 


101 


113 


174 


174 


159 


154 


100 


180 


167 


175 


155 


143 


183 


179 


161 


188 


143 


197 


174 


172 


159 


179 


225 


193 


176 


175 


159 


214 


219 


190 


165 


173 


174 


189 


172 


158 


146 


169 


182 


187 


166 


159 


144 


172 


184 


183 


160 


168 
1 


148 


168 


180 


160 






7 
2024 


9 


2326 


2209 


2124 


1844 


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SHELLFISH & HARBORS 

Mel Blaquiere, Shellfish Constable 

John Costpolous, Harbormaster 

Boating was very good this year with no serious mishaps. We had a lot of 
trouble with the river markers and will try to vandal -proof them this year. 

We had an open winter this past year and the impact on the flats was heavy. 
We did not get a Red Tide in 1980; therefor, the clam flats were dug much too 
heavy. As a result, clamming will be very hard this year. 

We opened the Ipswich River on January 01, 1980 and had very good results from 
the area and it also helped to save our open area. 

Approximate amounts of clams taken in 1980: 

From the River with a limit 4,800 Bushels 

From Open Area (No Red Tide) 28,000-30,000 Bushels 



•*■■*■■*••*•■*•* 



TOWN CLERK 
Harold G. Comeau 

Comparative Vital Statistics 

Births 
Deaths 
Marriages 



recorded 

1977 

124 

106 

137 



in the 

1978 
134 
142 
145 



past four years 



1979 
105 
110 
147 



1980 

138 

119 

58 



Of the total births, 79 were females, 59 were males. Five births, two to non- 
residents, took place in Ipswich. Of the total number of deaths recorded (55 
females, 64 males) 108 were residents. The age of the oldest resident was 98 
years (a non-resident died in Ipswich at the age of 101), the youngest 13 
years. 

The sharp decrease in the number of marriages recorded reflects the changes in 
the State marriage laws; couples need get only one license, they can file in 
any city or town in the Commonwealth, and the marraige is recorded only with 
the Clerk who issued the license. In six of the marriages, both parties were 
non-resident; in 23 marriages, one party was non-resident. 



71 





Dog Licenses: 


1978 


1979 


1980 






Males 


463 


570 


725 






Females 


35 


44 


115 






Spayed Females 


356 


476 


619 






Kennels 


12 


14 


21 






TOTAL 


866 


1104 


1480 




Registered Voters 


(as of December 


31, 1980): 








Precinct 


Democrats 


Republ icans 


Unenrolled 


Total 


1 


369 


610 




642 


1621 


2 


645 


636 




878 


2159 


3 


390 


446 




730 


1566 


4 


583 


410 




872 


1865 


Total 


1987 


2102 




3122 


7211 



Town Elections: 

The Annual Meeting for the Election of Town Officers was held in accordance 
with the Warrant on Monday, April 14, 1980 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The 
voting machine in Precinct 1 registered 720 ballots cast; in Precinct 2, 
979; in Precinct 3, 592; and in Precinct 4, 931; for a total of 3222 votes 
cast in the four precincts. 



The results are as follows: 

MODERATOR 

Willi am G. Markos 

Lawrence B. Morse 

Henry Michaud 

Blanks 

Total 

SELECTMEN 

Edwin H. Damon, Jr. 

John A. Pechilis 

Ralph 0. Bracey 

David S. Player, Jr. 

Constance Surpitski 

Terri Schaeffer 

Francis McKay-Smith 

George Mathey 

Rev. John Jusseaume 

Blanks 

Total 

CONSTABLE 

Robert P. Wojtonik 
Hubert Gaspar 
Bruce Rose 
John Michon 
Henry Michaud 
Ronald Brogna 
George Stevenson 
Willard Stantial 
George Goutier 
Percy Cheverie 
Blanks 
Total 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 years) 
George K. Jewell 
Anthony Christopher 
Paul Gahm 
Mary Ann Michon 



Prec 


Prec 


Prec 


Prec 




1 


2 


3 


4 


Total 


305 


441 


224 


488 


1458 


384 


504 


341 


402 


1631 


1 








1 


30 


34 


27 


41 


132 


720 


979 


592 


931 


3222 


378 


530 


313 


460 


1681 


238 


366 


173 


396 


1173 


30 


46 


26 


51 


153 


343 


432 


249 


392 


1416 


315 


411 


293 
1 


362 


1381 
1 


1 






1 


2 


1 






1 


1 

1 


134 


173 


129 


200 


636 


1440 


1958 


1184 


1862 


6444 


510 


719 


434 


658 


2321 


2 




1 




3 


1 










1 


1 
1 
1 




1 
1 
1 




206 


257 


157 


270 


890 


720 


979 


592 


931 


3222 


436 


656 


374 


541 


2007 


88 


110 


101 


226 


525 


115 


126 


87 


61 


389 


2 








2 


72 











Anthony 


Perna 


1 










John Quandt 












Angela 


D erna 












Wi 1 1 i am 


Murphy 












Pat Manning 












Grover 


Bailey 












Henry M 


ichaud 












Paul Tennant 






1 






Thomas 


Emery 






1 






Crocker 


Snow 








2 




John Thomas 








1 




Clarence Dupray 








1 




Nancy L 


smmon 








1 




Edward 


D enny 




1 


1 


1 


3 


Blanks 




798 


1059 


619 


1026 


3502 


Total 




1440 


1958 


1184 


1862 


6444 


SCHOOL 


:0MMITTEE (1 year) 












Paul K. 


Gahm 


203 


278 


177 


233 


891 


Edward 


J. Penny 


373 


522 


314 


496 


1705 


Anthony 


Christopher 


20 


21 


10 


35 


86 


George 


Jewell 




1 






1 


Blanks 




124 


157 


91 


167 


539 


Total 




720 


979 


592 


931 


3222 


HOUSING 


AUTHORITY 












Stanley 


Eustace 


552 


773 


452 


729 


2506 


Roland 


Gallant 


1 








1 


Paul Gahm 


1 








1 


Thomas 


Hamson 




1 






1 


Henry M 


ichaud 






1 




1 


Bernie 


Spencer 








3 


3 


Percy Cheverie 








1 


1 


Anthony 


Christopher 








1 


1 


Blanks 




166 


205 


139 


197 


707 


Total 




720 


979 


592 


931 


3222 


ARTICLE 


15 












Yes 




382 


528 


295 


414 


1619 


No 




222 


308 


225 


344 


1099 


Blanks 




99 


141 


68 


162 


470 


Total 




703 


977 


588 


920 


3188 


ARTICLE 


30 












Yes 




367 


543 


309 


480 


1699 


No 




302 


387 


259 


370 


1318 


Blanks 




34 


47 


20 


70 


171 


Total 




703 


977 


588 


920 


3188 


ARTICLE 


44 












Yes 




265 


406 


188 


316 


1175 


No 




394 


538 


381 


537 


1850 


Blanks 




44 


33 


19 


67 


163 


Total 




703 


977 


588 


920 


3188 


ARTICLE 


45 












Yes 




438 


623 


321 


521 


1903 


No 




216 


299 


240 


317 


1072 


Blanks 




49 


55 


27 


82 


213 


Total 




703 

kkkkkk 


927 


588 


920 


3188 



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TOWN COUNSEL 
Charles C. Dalton 

1980 showed a level of legal activity greater than that of prior years, par- 
ticularly in the Superior Court. Several decisions of the Zoning Board of 
Appeals were appealed; the Town initiated litigation to compel compliance with 
the Zoning By-Laws, the State Building Code, and the Wetlands Protection Act. 
Contempt proceedings were also filed when one litigant declined to comply with 
a decree of the Essex County Superior Court. 

The Town also acquired several parcels of real estate: two for well sites, 
two for Conservation purposes, and drainage and sewerage easements in 15 par- 
cels. The Board of Assessors successfully appealed the Commonwealth's inade- 
quate valuation of state-owned land in the Town, obtaining a favorable settle- 
ment which will have substantial, positive financial consequence for several 
years into the future. 

Interpretation of the Conflict of Interest Law and the attempted disciplining 
of municipal employees were areas which experienced unusual activity. Claims 
of negligence against the Town resulting from the abolition of common law 
municipal immunity were few, although several suits were filed alleging fail- 
ure of the Town to adequately mantain our streets and sidewalks. The Town 
Engineer and the Sewer Commissioners successfully completed a long-range pro- 
gram to compel unwilling property owners to convert to the public sewerage 
system where it is available. This program involved the seeking and obtaining 
of numerous criminal complaints in the Ipswich District Court for these viola- 
tions of a section of the Town's By-Laws. 

****** 

TREASURER-COLLECTOR 
George C. Mourikas 

The following bills were committed from the Assessor's Office for collection: 
Real Estate, Personal Property, Farm Animal Excise, and Motor Vehicle Excise. 

A schedule of receipts was rendered to the Town Accountant monthly. 

A record of Trust Fund transactions was maintained. 

All disbursements, both Town and School, were processed through this office, 
and all receipts were deposited and faithfully recorded. 



VETERANS' SERVICES 
Frank Story, Director 

I hereby submit to the residents of the Town of Ipswich this financial report 
from the Office of Veteran's Services. Under Chapter 115 of the General Laws, 
as amended, veterans and their dependents qualify for assistance when need is 
determined, based on the guidelines of the Commonwealth. 434 cases were pro- 
cessed in 1980. The Town is reimbursed 50% by the State for all authorized 
expenses under this program. Expenditures are listed in the Town Report. 

The Federal Services program represents approximately 90% of our work load. 
The local community does not share in monies received through this program. 
All benefit payments from the Federal government are made directly to the re- 
cipient. Pensions and Compensations awarded, and still active, totaled 
$645,874.00. VA hospitalizations saved the Town $22,000.00. The Federal pro- 
gram represents an accrued savings of $667,874.00. 

The veterans' representative from the Division of Employment Security in New- 
buryport, MA is at this office and available to residents eyery Thursday from 

74 



12:30 to 4:00 p.m. for the purpose of job placement. We urge those seeking 
employment to contact James Meyer by calling this office at 356-3915, or call- 
ing him directly in Newburyport at 1-462-4494. As this service is not re- 
stricted to veterans, we encourage interested non-veterans to contact us. 

The following figures explain monies received through this department from the 
State and Federal government. The Town's share, which includes total admini- 
strative expenses, was 8% of the total monies received by veterans and their 
dependents in the Town of Ipswich. 

100% Federal $667,874—50% Reimbursed by State $85,370--Admini strati ve $20,120 

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WATER/SEWER DEPARTMENTS 
James E. Chase, Engineer 

Water Division - Henry Chouinard, Foreman 

Water Consumption for 1980 was approximately 368 million gallons, an increase 
of 36 million from 1979. For the second year in a row supply met demand and 
strict conservation measures were not necessary. Rainfall for the year, how- 
ever, was considerably below normal. This condition is expected to continue 
and our customers are cautioned that there may well be a water shortage this 
summer. Hopefully, construction of the new Fellows Road Well and resolution 
of our problems over the use of the Winthrop Wells will forestall this possi- 
bility. 

In early Spring the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Engineering de- 
tected the presence of small quantities of tetrachloroethylene, a possible 
carcinogen, in the water supplies of many Massachusetts communities, including 
Ipswich. This chemical, called TCE for short, is used in the manufacture of 
the vinyl -lining of asbestos cement water pipe. At this time there are no 
specific remedies to the problem of TCE in the water system short of replace- 
ment of the vinyl -lined mains. Efforts are underway at the State level to 
arrive at a cost-effective solution. Needless to say, use of this type of 
pipe has \^een discontinued. 

1240 Feet of 12" water main were constructed at Dix and James Roads; 250 feet 
of 6" off Linebrook near Leslie Road and 1200 feet of 8" at Lillian Drive. All 
were cement-lined ductile iron. 







1978 




1979 




1980 


New Meters Installed 




83 




43 




61 


Meters Replaced 




98 




83 




50 


Services Turned Off 




112 




115 




96 


Services Turned On 




118 




111 




107 


New Services 




23 




30 




24 


Services Discontinued 









1 




2 


Hydrants Installed 




7 




5 




7 


Hydrants Replaced 




4 




5 




3 


New Water Mains Installed 




850' 




4,020' 




2,690' 


Total Length of Mains 




393,013' 




397,033' 




399,723' 


Water Services 














Metered Services 




3,205 




3,263 




3,308 


Unmetered Services 




104 




79 




60 


Summer Services 




170 




167 




165 


Water Usage 














Dow' s Reservoir 


216, 


,520,000 


197 


,827,000 


147 


,105,000 


Brown's Well 


82, 


,133,000 


67 


,799,000 


104 


,077,000 


Winthrop Wells 


43 


,200,000 


39 


,977,000 


51 


,279,000 


Mile Lane Well 


16 


,447,000 


11 


,933,000 


23, 


,402,000 


Essex Road Well 





75 


14 


,645,000 


42, 


,599,000 



Purchased from Hamilton 
TOTAL WATER USAGE: 

Highest Day 7/13/78 
Highest Day 8/31/79 
Highest Day 8/04/80 



9,750,000 











368,050,000 332,180,000 368,462,000 



1,751,000 



2,094,050 



1,884,400 



Sewer Division - James J. Tebo, Chief Operator 

Construction of 320 feet of 8" sewer main was completed on Elm Street and 100 

feet on North Perley Avenue. 

Land application of sludge at several sites in Hamilton was begun. Such use 
is a more environmentally suitable method of disposal and serves to preseve 
the life of our sludge disposal site at the end of Town Farm Road. 

Our preventive and corrective maintenance program at the Wastewater Treatment 
Plant continues. The #1 Final Settling Tank was rehabilitated and the anti- 
quated oil heating system to the digester building phased over to electrical 
heat. 



891,300 



942,000 



773,000 



325,322,000 343,932,000 282,197,000 



2,324,000 


2,646,000 


1,858,000 


62 


33 


12 


1,238 


1,271 


1,283 


•*■■*■■*•*•*••*■ 







Sewage Treated Daily 
(Average Gallons) 

Total Sewage Treated 
(Gallons) 

Highest Day 3/26/78 
Highest Day 1/25/79 
Highest Day 4/29/80 

New Connections 

Total Connections 



WATER SUPPLY COMMITTEE 
James R. Engel , Chairman 

The major activity of the Water Supply Committee in early 1980 was the filing 
of legislation for modification of Chapter 767, Acts of 1970. Chapter 767 
addresses the acquisition of land by the Commonwealth for water supply pur- 
poses and as such addresses only site acquisition but not facilities construc- 
tion. The objective of the filed legislation was to modify Chapter 767 so 
that the Town could be reimbursed by the funding available under Chapter 767 
for expenses incurred in the acquisition of water supply sites by Ipswich in 
the Town's name. The filed legislation was not reported out of committee dur-j 
ing the 1980 session of the General Court. With a couple of minor modifica- 
tions as suggested by the Water Resources Conmission the legislation has been 
refiled for consideration by the 1981 legislature. This Chapter 767 modifica-j 
tion is viewed as a major objective of the Water Supply Committee since it is 
in response to the 1979 Town Meeting which authorized an appropriation rela- 
tive to a pumped storage option for Ipswich. 

A number of other projects are currently in process with the Water Supply Com- ; 
mittee. They are (1) a study of groundwater protection needs and strategies 
(2) a rate structure review (3) rehabilitation, leak detection and construc- 
tion grant availability, and (4) an overall distribution system rehabilitation 
study. 



WATERWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
Walter S. Petrowicz, Chairman 

The Waterways Advisory Committee met throughout the Fall and Winter of 1980 

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discussing the feasibility of creating a town-owned launching facility in 
Little Neck Cove. Information was sought from the State as to funding oppor- 
tunities and the possibility of technical advise, both of which were found to 
be potentially available. Comment was solicited from both the boating public 
and residents of the Cove area. After the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Manage- 
ment placed wetlands development restrictions on this area, the Committee 
voted not to pursue the matter further. 

The Committee also discussed and approved the Harbormaster's plans for new 
channel markers for both Eagle Hill and the river proper upstream to Nabby's 
Point. 

The Committee voted to recommend to the Selectmen that the Town request the 
Coast Guard to list town-designated mooring areas as 'Special Mooring Areas' 
and to so depict them on future charts of the area. 

Finally, the Committee voted to recommend to the Selectmen that a schedule of 
mooring and launching fees be instituted. The monies raised would be intended 
for the purchase of such materials as the Harbormaster deemed necessary for 
the upkeep and enhancement of the Town landing, channel markings and equipment 
to enable the Harbormaster to better serve town residents using Ipswich water- 
ways . 

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WHITTIER REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL 
Frank Scanzani, Whittier Representative 

Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is entering its eighth 
year. To date we have graduated 2037 students from a regular day school pro- 
gram and 339 students from our post secondary courses. Whittier Regional 's 
goal is to train students for profitable employment and to provide social 
skills that will carry them through life as productive employees and concerned 
participants within their communities. 

The Ipswich enrollment for the Evening School for the 1979 Fall Semester was 
38. 

The October 01, 1979 Day School Enrollment from Ipswich was: 

Grade 9 16 Boys 3 Girls 

10 13 Boys 8 Girls 

11 11 Boys 6 Girls 

12 24 Boys 5 Girls Total 86 

The cost to the Town of Ipswich for the school year 1979-1980 was $210,917.00. 

•kick-kick 

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS 

James Theodosopoulos, Chairman 

In 1980 the Board held a total of thirty-nine hearings. Fifteen were requests 
for variances, of which only five were granted. Nineteen were requests for 
special permits, of which seventeen were granted. Three were appeals from de- 
cisions of the Building Inspector, and two of these affirmed. There were two 
withdrawals. 

Daniel B. Lunt, Jr. was reappointed for a five-year term, and John R. Verani 
and Robert Macklin were reappointed as Associate members. At its organiza- 
tional meeting, the Board elected James Theodosopoulos and Allen G. Swan as 
Chairman and Vice-Chairman, respectively. 



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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 



TOWN OF IPSWICH 
MASSACHUSETTS 



Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1980 



78 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASS. 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1980 



ASSETS 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES 



CASH 






General 






Cash on Hand 


469.40 




Petty Cash 


610.00 




Cash in Bank - Unrestricted 






Checking 


184,418.95 




Cash in Bank - Unrestricted 






Savings 


30,929.16 




Cash - Non Revenue Savings 


139,266.36 






355,693. 


87 



I NVESTMEN TS 
Revenue 

Repurchase Agreement 
Certificate of Deposit 



ACCOUNTS 


RECEIVABLE 


Taxes; 
Real 


Estate 



Levy of 1972 
Levy of 1973/74 
Levy of 1974/75 
Levy of 1975/76 
Levy of 1976/77 
Levy of 1977/78 
Levy of 19 78/79 
Levy of 1979/80 
Levy of 1980/81 
Personal Property 
Levy of 1975/76 
Levy of 1976/77 
Levy of 1977/78 
Levy of 1978/79 
Levy of 1979/80 

Excise : 

Motor Vehicle 
Levy of 1964 
Levy of 1965 
Levy of 1966 
Levy of 1967 
Levy of 1968 
Levy of 1969 
Levy of 1970 
Levy of 1971 
Levy of 1972 
Levy of 1973 
Levy of 1974 
Levy of 1975 
Levy of 1976 
Levy of 1977 
Levy of 1978 
Levy of 1979 
Levy of 1980 



790,000.00 
1,312,385.70 
2,102,385.70 



66.08 
1,144.45 

(312.82) 
7,818.33 
(3,396.38) 
(4,878.92) 
107,522.82 
281,311.40 



6,961.88 
19,220.18 
16,953.18 
15,686.96 
10,557.15 
458,654.31 



1,560.38 

2,801.31 

290.41 

1,333.02 

382.49 

171.94 

1,089.72 

1,237.88 

6,775.87 

16,120.07 

26,243.72 

39,236.08 

42,^03.64 

52,677.07 

60,534.82 

78,235.80 

139,545.4 1 

470,639.63 



TEMPORARY LOANS 

In Anticipation of Fed. Grant 

STATE & COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 

State : 

Mosquito Control 
Metro Air Pollution 

EMPLOYEES PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS 

Group Insurance — Health 
Group Life Insurance 
Tax Shelter Annuities 
FICA 

GUARANTEE DEPOSITS 

Municipal Light : 
Meter 
Meter Income 

TAILINGS : 



Unclaimed Checks 



INVESTMENT FUND 



Conservation 

Municipal Insurance Fund 



TRUST FUND 

Cemetery PC Bequest 
Library Addition 



AGENCY 



MVX Other Town 



FEDERAL GRANTS 



School Title 



16,775.00 



17,976.68 
430.10 
18,406.78 



32,263.85 

159.89 

10,463.53 

50.40 

42,937.67 



18,028.00 
12,781.33 
30,809.33 



10,939.10 
10.9 39.10 



27,153.16 
10,000.00 
37,153.16 



1,169.43 
2,896.10 
4,065.53 



207.90 



1,218.52 



Career 

Awareness 
Meals for 

Modern Lining 



204.87 



199.74 



79 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASS. 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1980 



ASSETS 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES 



Boat 

Levy of 1980 

Farm Animal 

Levy of 1975 

Levy of 1976 

Levy of 19 77 

Levy of 1978 

Levy of 1979 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 
Sewer 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Added to Taxes 

Unapportioned 

Apportioned Pd 

Committed Inte 

Levy 19 73 

Levy 1975 

Levy 1976 

Levy 19 77 

Levy 19 78 

Levy 19 79 

Levy 1980 



TAX TITLE AND POSSESSION : 
Tax Title 
Tax Possession 



ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 
Electric Receivable: 

Water Receivable 
Liens 

Levy 1971 
Levy 1972 
Levy 1973 
Levy 1974/75 
Levy 1975/76 
Levy 1976/77 
Levy 1977/78 
Levy 1978/79 
Levy 1979/80 
Rates 



-Levy 1973 
Levy 1975 
Levy 1976 
Levy 197 7 
Levy 1978 
Levy 1979 
Levy 1980 

, in Advance 
rest 



14,379.48 
14,379.48 

32.50 
203.50 
115.25 
241.25 
174.00 
766.50 



23.40 

23.40 

169.56 

(102.80) 

332.81 

602.77 

752.36 

50,253.37 

(92.64) 

23.87 

(1.11) 

257.89 
(139.63) 

236.56 
(164.94) 

578.92 

52,753.79 



115,253.67 
4,067.95 
119,321.62 



270,352.83 



162.63 

215.97 

86.55 

44.25 

331.80 

23.45 

1,392.35 

4,431.91 

5,568.01 

68,041.91 

80,298.83 



FEDERAL GRANTS Cont'd 



Title II Typing 1,932.30 

II Work Processing2,853.02 
Title III 325.82 

III 7,314.67 
Title IV B 3,730.93 
Title IV C 2,768.16 
Title IV C 19,466.00 
Title IVC 6,433.32 
Title VI B 6,936.61 
Title VI B 2,293.20 



STATE GRANTS 

Shellfish 
Elderly 



APPROPRIATION BALANCES 

Revenue 
General: 

Control 1979/80 
Control 1980/81 

Water 

Maint. & Operation 

1979/80 

1980/81 
N on- Revenue 

Municipal Light: 



50,677.16 



131.20 
40.00 



171.20 



508,623.95 
1,532,577.17 



4,248.30 
327,610.00 



Depreciation 


26,421.60 


Construction 


206,005.85 


Water 




Plant & Investment 


5,192.34 


Construction 


106,153.12 




9,716,832.33 


Loans - Authorized & Unissued 




128,000.00 


Receipts Reserved for Appropriations 


Sale of Cemetery Lots 


19,179.95 


Water Pollution 


3,270.00 


Cemetery Reimbursement 


for 


Exp. 


527.72 


County Dog Refund 


1,876.38 


Library Trust Fund 


.66 




24,854.71 



80 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASS. 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1980 



ASSETS 

Sewer Receivable : 

Liens 

Levy 19 71 
Levy 1972 
Levy 19 73 
Levy 1976/77 
Levy 1977/78 
Levy 1978/79 
Levy 1979/80 
Rates 



Other Accounts Receivable : 

Town Property 

Health 

Cemetery 

Veterans 

Highway Machinery 



Revenue 1980/81 



Loans Authorized : 
Water Well 
Water Well 



23.52 

20.35 

19.29 

41.48 

20.00 

1,111.94 

2,993.44 

57,961.35 

62,191.37 



1,290.00 

172.14 
292.50 
15,730.14 
642.18 
18,126.96 



7,966,255.66 



28,000.00 
100,000.00 
128,000.00 



Unprovided for or Overdrawn accts . : 

Payroll Advance 572.35 

Library Trust 7.66 

Electric Operation 91,315.17 

Aid to Libraries .02 

Stabilization Fund 103,000.00 



State & County Underestimate 
County Tax 1980 
State Recreation 
Ipswich River Watershed 



Overlay Deficit : 
Levy 19 74/75 



18,170.25 
2,501.88 
215.01 
20,887.14 



3.69 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES 

Overlay Surplus Revenue Fund 

25,088.95 

Overlays Reserved for Abatements 

Levy of 1972 ~ 62.72 

Levy of 1973/74 1,149.26 

Levy of 1975/76 22,485.62 

Levy of 1976/77 14,390.27 

Levy of 1977/78 37,572.43 

Levy of 1978/79 50,842.02 

Levy of 1979/80 115,669.08 

242,169.40 

Revenue Reserved until Collected : 

Motor Vehicle Excise 470,639.63 

Boat Excise 14,379.48 

Farm Animal Excise 266.50 

Special Assessment 52,753.79 

Tax Title & Possession 11^,321.62 

Departmental Receivable 18,126.96 

Municipal Light 270,352.83 

Water 80,298.83 

Sewer 62,191.37 



1,088,831.01 



Reserved for Petty Cash Advances 



610.00 



Surplus Revenue 

General 

Water 

Sewer 



194,895.20 Revolving 



School Cafeteria 
School Athletics 
Adult Education 
Driver Education 
Historical 
Police Special Duty 
Recreation Lights 



656,559.19 
90,396.34 
62,968.89 
809,924.42 



51,608.32 

3,611.26 
4,613.71 
5,533.91 
1,296.73 
224.00 
265.00 



67,152.93 



12,315,606.58 



12,315,606.58 



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TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASS. 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 1980 

DEBT ACCOUNTS 



ASSETS 

Net Funded of Fixed Debt 

Inside 
Outside 
Public Service 



805,000.00 
554,500.00 
528,700.00 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES 
Bonds & Notes: 



Inside Debt Limit 
General 
Sewer 
School 

Sanitary Landfill 
Rust Garage 
Town Hall 

Renovation 
Storm Drain 
Police Station 

Renovation 



85,000.00 
283,000.00 
110,000.00 

26,000.00 

37,000.00 
94,000.00 

170,000.00 
805,000.00 



Outside Debt Limit 
General 

Sewer Construction 



554,500.00 



Public Service 
Electric 
Water 



190,000.00 
338,700.00 
528,700.00 



1,888,200.00 



1,888,200.00 



Federal Revenue Sharing Accounts : 

Cash 66,868.09 



Investments 

Repurchase Agreement 



230,000.00 



Appropriation Balance 

1979/80 60,915.88 

1980/81 210,686.00 

Federal Grant 24,652.21 

Federal Grant 

Wildlife 614.00 



296,868.09 



296,868.09 



Federal Anti-Recession-Public Employment 



Cash 



3,755.64 



Appropration Balance 
1979/80 



3,755.64 



3,755.64 



3,755.64 



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TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASS. 
BALANCE SHEET - JUNE 30, 19 i 



DEFERRED REVENUE ACCOUNTS 



ASSETS 

Apportioned Sewer Assessment Not Due 

107,112.20 



Suspended Sewer Assessment Not Due 



4,430.88 



LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCES 

Apportioned Sewer Assessment Revenue Due 

1979 ( .44) 

1980 10,653.23 

1981 10,717.53 

1982 10,544.56 

1983 9,220.70 

1984 7,941.87 

1985 7,443.48 

1986 7,443.48 

1987 7,085.66 

1988 6,515.68 

1989 6,085.67 

1990 4,934.98 

1991 4,807.54 

1992 4,247.53 

1993 3,111.53 

1994 1,342.74 

1995 1,087.95 

1996 1,072.47 

1997 . 1,072.37 

1998 594.59 

1999 594.59 

2000 594.49 



107,112.20 



Suspended Sewer Assessment Revenue 

4,430. 



111,543. 



111,543.08 



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GENERAL REVENUE 



TOWN OF IPSWICH. MASSACHUSETTS 
DETAILED STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980 



Taxes 



Local 

Real Estate 

Levy of 1974 
1975 
1976 
1977 
1978 
1979 
1980 



Personal Property 
Levy of 1976 
1977 
1978 
1979 
1980 



Tax Title Redemption 

Farm Animal 

In Lieu of Taxes 

State Owned Property 
Housing Authority 
Crane's Beach 
Blind Abatements 
Abatements -Elderly 
Veterans Abatements 



State Local Aid Fund 
Chapter 70 

Local Aid Additional 
Lottery 



Licenses and Permits 

Alcoholic Beverages 
Dealers License 
Shellfish 
Taxi Licenses 
Common Victuallers 
Marriage Licenses 
Inspection Permits 
Occupancy Permits 
Building Permits 
Septic Tank Permits 
Plumbing Permits 
License to Sell Firearms 
License to Carry Firearms 



466.54 

4,084.30 

43,918.20 

213,152.75 

5.022.367.19 

5,283,988.98 



28.04 

5,378.14 

115,695.52 

121,101.70 



13,860.70 
399.97 



96,774.07 

864.00 

18,952.68 

4,550.00 

22,311.12 

5,688.11 

149,133.98 



988,746.00 

200,385.00 

88,328.00 

1,277,459.00 



6,845,944.33 



19,100.00 

2,374.50 

1,189.00 

5.00 

200.00 

348.00 

160.00 
8,931.00 
1,606.00 

1,488.00 

40.00 

1,350.00 

94 



Licenses and Permits Cont'd 

Clam Permits 

Gas Permits 

Street Opening Permits 

Miscellaneous Health. 



Fines and Forfeits 

Court Fines (District) 

Forfeit 

Vandalism Reimbursement 

Restitution 



Grants and Gifts 



19,931.00 

1,656.00 

190.00 

2.089.00 



60,657.50 



4,409.00 

180.45 

320.00 
1,020.23 

5,929.68 



Federal Revenue Sharing 




Entitlements 


265,659.00 


Public Works Employment 


614.00 


Entitlement 


266,273.00 


Title I - EDA 


34,322.00 


Title II - Antireces- 




sion Fiscal Assist 




II 


17,512.00 


Federal Grants 




School 




Title VIB 




IV 


67,082.00 


IVC 


25,306.00 


III 


37,443.00 




6,000,00 



Other Purposes 

Community Planning 

Library 

Forestry & Wildlife Proj. 

Shellfish Conservation 

Urban Renewal 34,876.99 



Offsets to Outlay 
Sewer Construction 



37,600.00 
260. 141.99 

526,414.99 



State Grants 

Career Incentive 15,479.00 
Highways 163,729.00 

Planning & Research 14,216.00 
Highway & Transit Dev 
School Transportation 132,475.00 
Vocational Education 
Transportation Reimb. 
Environmental Affairs 4,750.00 

Water Pollution Cont EPA 



Library Extension 



4,331.63 



TOWN OF IPSWICH. MASSACHUSETTS 
DETAILED STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30. 1980 



State Grants Cont'd 

Water Pollution Control 3,270.00 
Food Services 113,674.78 

Council on Aging 424.00 

Marine Fisheries 



County Grants 
Dog Fund 
Transportation Reimb, 

Other Grants 

Feoffees of Grammar 
Schools 
Conservation 



All Other General Revenue 

Sale Tax Possessions 
Health Insurance Reimb. 
Tax Title Interest & Cost 
Pro Forma 



Commercial Revenue 

Special Assessments 
Sewer-Unapportioned 

Added to Taxes 1977 

1978 

1979 

1980 

Apptd Pd in Advance 



Privileges 
Motor Vehicle Excise 
Boat Excise 



Departmental 

General Government 
Selectmen 

I.D. Cards 
Accountant 

Insurance Reimb. 
Treasurer-Collector 

Cost-Taxes 

Cost-MVX 

Cost-Boat 

Tax Certificates 
Town Clerk 

Certified Copies 

Recordings 

All Other 



2,102.24 

14.05 

64.80 

198.18 

11,170.87 

11,151.21 

24,701.35 



641,626.26 
2,657.00 
644,283.26 



4,042.89 

907.00 

2,586.00 

6.00 

3,195.00 

1,428.60 
771.00 



Departmental Cont'd 
Appeals Board 

Hearings 
Planning Board 



646.00 



11,062.00 




Hearings 


1 


,200.00 


463,411, 


,41 


Historical 
Conservation 


1 


,300.00 
226.75 


1,876.33 




Miscellaneous 




276.00 


2,155.78 




Promotion 




700.00 


4,032, 


,16 


Public Safety 




17,285.24 


7,500.00 




Police 






5,000.00 




Photo Copies 


1 


,518.80 


12,500, 


,00 


Special Duty 


21 


,044.06 






Bicycle Registration 


33.50 






Firearms Identi- 










fication 




192.00 






Forestry 




114.90 






Sealer of Weights & 










Measures 




466.80 


2,672.63 




Dog Officer 




314.00 


2,672, 


,63 


Shellfish Ins Receipt 


750.00 



24,434.06 



Health Sanitation 

Recycling 1,431.03 
Sewer Connecting 

Fees 240.00 



Highways 

Miscellaneous 



1,671.03 
84.09 



84.09 



Veterans ' Services 

Reimb. for Relief 49,499.09 

49,499.09 

Schools 

Tuition/State Wards 

29,607.00 
Tuition from 

Individuals 6,116.96 
Tuition from 

Municipalities 2,835.00 
Lost Books 260.03 

Sale of Lunches 125,835.17 
Athletic Acct. 9,662.80 
Telephone Comm. 120.73 
Reimbursement Ins. 82.00 
Driver Education 8.498.00 

183,017.69 



95 



Departmental Cont'd 

Libraries 

Photo Copies 
Fines 
Lost Books 

Recreation 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS 
DETAILED STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980 

Interest Cont'd 

Public Trust Funds 
School 
Library 
Cemetery 
Federal Revenue 
Sharing 
Other 



1,718.35 

1,450.67 

175.71 



3,344.73 



8,715.48 
10,564.26 
23,445.26 

35,991.74 
2,385.89 
259,575.44 



Beach Stickers 


4,951.50 






Swim Program 


882.00 




Municipal Indebtedness 


Dance Proceeds 


265.00 




Temporary Loans 


Miscellaneous 


1,764.00 




Anticipation of Revenue 


Lights 




265.00 




Serial Loans 600,000.00 






8,127 


.50 


Farley Brook Drain 94,000.00 
School Repairs 148,000.00 


Unclassified 








Sewer Construction 60,000.00 


Rental Town 


Property 


6,377.00 




Electric Sub Station200,000.00 


Workers Comp Advance 


1,574.71 




1,102,000.00 


Miscellaneous 


568.69 










8,520 


40 


Agency & Investment 
Agency 


Public Service Enterprises 






Dog License for County 


Electricity 








2,890.90 


Sale of Electricity 


3,390,840.82 




Electric Meter Deposit 


Miscellaneous Insurance 


160.00 




16,130.00 


Water 








FICA 50.40 


Sale of Water 


333,885.59 




Advance Workmans Comp 1,174.24 


Liens 








Group Insurance 189,394.72 


Levy of 


1977 


35.00 




Annuities 32,067.00 




1978 


1,100.70 




Other Town MVX 300.30 




1979 


2,086.49 




Trust 




1980 


11,338.06 




Perpetual Care Funds 3,000.00 


Sewer 








Stabilization 


Sewer Use 




151,844.57 




Library Reimb for Exp 


Liens 








Eunice C. Cowles Scholarship 


Levy of 


1977 


14.00 




R. T. Crane Picnics 




1978 


329.89 




Library Building 




1979 


230.78 




Investment 




1980 


3,197.55 




Revenue 722,200.00 






3,895,063 


45 


Non Revenue 8,689,653.09 
Revenue Sharing 2,295,000.00 


Cemeteries 








11,951,860.65 


Sale of Lots & 


Graves 


2,150.00 






Openings & Interments 


8,565.00 




Refunds 


Liners 








General Departments 


Tents 




400.00 




General Government 23,872.32 


Foundations 




1,254.34 




Public Safety 6.75 


Care of Lots & 


Graves 


20,866.39 




Health & Sanitation 5,013.00 






33,235. 


73 


Highways 9,939.73 


Interest 








Veterans 2,583.15 


Electric Meter 


Deposits 


2,785.76 




Schools 811.15 


Taxes & Assessments 


31,750.06 




Libraries 74.95 


Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,561.23 




Recreation 25.40 


Investment Funds 


142,375.76 




Pensions 57,771.00 



96 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS 
DETAILED STATEMENT OF CASH RECEIPTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980 

Refunds Cont'd 

Unclassified 409.05 

Public Service Enterprises 

Electricity 55,509.76 

All Other 29.573.59 

185,589.85 

Total Receipts 26.313.856.26 



SOURCE: Town Accountant 



97 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980 



Departmental 

General Government 

Public Safety 

Health & Sanitation 

Highways 

Veterans' Services 

Schools 

Libraries 

Parks & Recreation 

Pensions & Retirement 

Unclassified 



Departmental-Revenue Sharing 
Forestry 

Sanitation Contract 
Highway 
Water 
Sewer 
Audit 
Recreation /Parks 



Departmental-Federal 
Ant i- Re cess ion 
Town Hall Renovation 



Public Service Enterprises 
Electric 

Operation & Maintenance 

Construction 

Depreciation Fund 
Water 

Operation & Maintenance 

Construction 

Plant & Investment 
Sewer 

Operation & Investment 



Salaries 



278,515.87 

793,620.79 

26,909.47 

110,639.14 

-0- 

3,156,303.99 

75,862.07 

77,748.71 

-0- 

-0- 

4,519,600.04 



Expenses 



97,284.88 
112,238.68 

41,269.50 
132,154.62 

87,388.74 
1,682,749.80 

36,174.35 

27,254.24 

311,305.12 

290,269.87 

2,818,589.80 



121,631.78 



1,660.93 
2,000.00 



13,627.29 



39,339.98 101,547.69 



78.553.37 
590,716.67 



100.004.46 
3,215,020.54 



Outlay 



92,747.84 

5,879.19 

24,163.37 

68,371.35 

-0- 

122,117.75 

5,431.00 

17,928.87 

-0- 

-0- 

336,639.37 



13,859.30 

219,046.23 
20,000.00 



950.00 

125,292.71 258,855.53 



13,627.29 



422,823.32 3,013,468.39 293,903.31 



292,091.02 
7,079.50 

195.336.80 
788,410.63 



7,674,829.21 



384,148.24 



13,627.29 



4,594,147.84 



Ce.neteries 
Cemetery 

Operation & Maintenance 



69.858.32 
69,858.32 



12,412.58 
12,412.58 



3,998.55 
3,998.55 



86,269.45 



98 



TOWN OF IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1980 

Salaries Expenses Outlay 



Interest 



On Loans 105,618.77 

Other Interest 250.00 

105,868.77 



Municipal Indebtedness 

Anticipation of Revenue Loans 600,000.00 

Other Temporary Loans 37,600.00 
Serial Loans 

General 416,500.00 

Public Service Enterprises 120,500.00 

Warrants or Previous Orders 74,889.55 

1,249,489.55 



State & County Assessments 

Audit of Municipal Accounts 

State Parks 50,188.93 

Motor Vehicle Excise Bills 1,566.45 

Metropolitan Air Pollution Control 1,024.92 

" Area Planning 1,732.65 

Shellfish Purification Plants -0- 

Ma^s. Bay Transportation Authority -0- 

Mosquito Control 10,771.06 

Ipswich River Water Shed 241.38 

County Tax 178,706.47 

244,231.86 



Agency Trust & Investment 

Agency 

Veterans' District 18,620.00 

Dog Licese for County 2,905.90 

Deposits for Services 36,279.31 

Tailings 8.25 
Payroll Deductions 

Group Insurance 191,173.39 

Annuities 29,054.19 

Cash Advance-Payroll 965.66 

Workmens Compensation Adv. 937.89 
Trust 

Cemetery 

Perpetual Care Bequest 1,8 75.00 

Perpetual Care Income 23,331.20 
Flower Fund Bequest 

Flower Fund Income 114 „ 06 

Conservation Fund 6,944.06 



99 



105,868.77 



1,249,489.55 



244,231.86 



TOWN OF IPSWICH. MASSACHUSETTS 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS 

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30. 1980 



Salaries 



Agency Trust & Investment Cont'd 

Other Public Trust Funds 
Income : 

Mrs. William G. Brown 

John C. Kimball 

Marianna T. Jones 

Richard T. Crane 

Eunice C. Cowles 

Mark Newman 

Martha Savory 

Dow Boulder 

Appleton Memorial 

Library Trust 

Library Building 
Expenses : 

R. T. Crane Picnic 

Eunice C. Cowles Sch. 

Stabilization 
Investment: 

Certificate of Deposit 
Federal Revenue Sharing 
Revenue 
Non-Revenue 



Refunds 

Taxes 

Personal Property 
Real Estate (Local) 
Real Estate (Other) 

Licenses & Permits 
Special Assessments 

Motor Vehicle Excise (Local) 

Motor Vehicle Excise (Other) 

General Departments 
General Government 
Health & Sanitation 

Public Service Enterprises 
Electricity 
Water 

Electric Meter 
Electric Meter Income 

Accrued Interest 



Expenses 



96.89 

49.37 

255.04 

2,597.49 

2,824.94 

1,024.54 

116.79 

36.70 

181.83 

5,331.85 

-0- 

1,128.72 

104,985.07 



2,225,000.00 

8,584,097.08 

480.000.00 

11,719,935.22 



327.07 

30,622.16 

-0- 

89.00 

20.00 

15,008.90 

-0- 



84.60 

263.46 
2,130.13 



48,545.32 



Outlay 



11,719,935.22 



48,545.32 



TOTAL PAYMENTS 



5,180,175.03 19,553,013.64 1,387,904.08 



26.121.092.75 



Source: Town Accountant 



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TOWN OF IPSWICH. MASSACHUSETTS 
STATEMENT OF ESTIMATED RECEIPTS 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30. 1980 

RECEIPT 



Estimated Actual Variation 



A. Reimbursement for Loss of Taxes 



State Owned Land 

CH 58 SS 13-17B 97,669.00 96,774.07 - (894.93) 

Abatements CH 59 S5 

Veterans Clauses 22A-22E 8,316.00 5,682.11 - (2,633.89) 

Widows - Other CL 17-37 5,083.00 4,375.00 - (708.00) 

Blind CL 37 261.00 175.00 - (86.00) 

Elderly Person CL41 22,311.00 22,311.12 + .12 

B. Education Distribution & Reimb School Aid 





School Aid Chapter 70 




997,290.00 


988,746, 


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- (8,544.00) 




Trans of Pupils CH 71 SS 


7A 


102,597.00 


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+ 2,423.00 




School Related Trans 














CH 71A & 71B 




26,480.00 


27,455, 


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+ 975.00 




Special Needs Recreation 














CH 71B 




1,668.00 






- (1,668.00) 




Tuition State Wards 




18,568.00 


33,923, 


,74 


+ 15,355.74 


* 


Public Libraries CH 78 




4,332.00 


4,331, 


,63 


(.37) 


* 


School Lunch Program 




16,407.00 






-(16,407.00) 


* 


Elderly Lunch Program 




17,046.00 


2,379, 


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Police Career Incentive 14,408.00 29,695.00 + 15,287.00 

Protection of Shellfish 8,835.00 11,812.00 + 2,977.00 

Water Pollution Abatements 3,270.00 3,270.00 -0- 

Veterans Benefits 46,066.00 49,499.09 + 3,433.09 

Highway Reconstruction & Maint 61,012.00 61,012.00 -0- 

Local Aid Fund-Additional 200,405.00 200,385.00 - (20.00) 

Local Aid Fund-Lottery 75,175.00 88,328.00 + 13,153.00 

Highway Fund CH497 96,528.00 96,524.00 - (4.00) 

Highway Fund-Additional 6,193.00 6,193.00 -0- 

1,829,920.00 1,837,890.76 + 7,970.76 



* Offset 



SOURCE: Town Accountant 



106 



BURLEY EDUCATION FUND 

Balance on Hand January 1, 1930 $15,505.12 

Income from Funds for Year 1900 as follows: 

Interest: Ipswich Co-operative Bank-Term Deposit $ 441.23 

Money Market Ctf . . 1,236.65 

1,727.88 



$17,233.00 



EXPENDITURES : 



Sears Roebuck & Co $104.49 

(1 Portable Broileroven) 

Standard Duplicator Sales 9 26 .00 

(1 ACU-Feed Duplicator) 



Total Expenditures 



$ 1,030.49 
$16,202.51 



Balance on Hand January 1, 1981 as follows: 

Ipswich Co-operative Bank - Term Deposit $ 4,915.86 

" - Money Market Certificate 11,286 .65 

$16,202.51 

Respectfully submitted, 

BURLEY EDUCATION FUND 

/I 




107 



FEOFFEES OF THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL 
IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS 



Financial Statement 



Balance, January 1, 1980 
Cash Received 1980 

Expenditures 

Balance, December 1980 



$ 11,053.35 

140,759.16 
151,812.51 

102,078.22 
$ 49,744.29 



Little Neck, Valued at 

Buildings - Coram. Center & Barn 

Cash in First Nat'l. Bank, Ipswich 

On Deposit Ipswich Savings Bank 
Interest 1980 

On Deposit Ipswich Savings Bank- 
Special Notice Account 
Interest 1980 

On Deposit Ipswich Savings Bank 
Interest 1980 

On Deposit Ipswich Co-op. Bank 
Interest 1980 



Cost 



Value 



Money Market Certificate $10,000.00 $10,709.35 



Loan Payable 



19,112.95 

1,095.18 

4,606.01 

288.61 

6,379.12 
416.17 

9,796.01 
688.51 



$1,702,030.00 
12,150.00 
49,744.29 

20,208.13 

4,894.62 

6,795.29 

10,484.52 

10,709.35 

1,816,836.20 

16,000.00 

$ 1,800,836.20 



108 



EXHIBIT A 

Reconciliation of Cash Balance 
December 31, 1980 

Balance, January 1, 1980 $ 11,053.35 

Cash Receipts, Schedule I 140,759.16 

151,812.51 

Expenditures, Schedule II 102,078.22 

Balance, December 31, 1980 $ 49,744.29 

Outstanding Accounts 
July thru December, 1980 $ 9,899.95 



109 



SCHEDULE I 
Cash Receipts 
January 1 - December 31, 1980 



Collections : 

Rent & Land Tax $ 33,787.95 

Taxes 76,454.75 

Interest on Late Payments 139.96 

110,382.66 

Miscellaneous 486.30 

Transferred from Savings 19,000.00 

Securities Sales 10,663.50 

Dividends : 

First National Bank of Boston 128.70 

Shawmut Association, Inc. 98 . 00 

$ 140,759.16 



110 



SCHEDULE II 
Expenditures 
January 1 - December 31, 1980 



Taxes : 

Town of Ipswich $ 45,201.50 



Repairs : 

Road $ 686.74 

Wharf 250.00 

Tree Work 2,480.00 

Playground & Community Center 1,878.00 

Miscellaneous 427.43 5,722.17 

Salaries & Expenses : 

Salaries 2,400.00 

Transportation 1,800.00 

Police 1,352.00 

Telephone 138.44 

Meetings & Dinners 184.20 

Office Supplies & Postage 364.83 

Insurance 943.00 

Interest 612.08 7,794.55 



Brady Hot Top Roads 23,860.00 

Money Market Certificate 10,000.00 

Town of Ipswich Public Schools 7,500.00 

Loan Payment 2,000.00 

$ 102,078.22 



111 



626001 
0021 



K.H. MANNING SCHOOL FUND 

BALANCE SHEET 

DECEMbEK 31, 1980 

UNAUDITED 

ASSETS 



CURRENT ASSETS 
CASH-KNB-NOw 
RtPURCHASE AGREEMENT 
CASH-ESSEX bK-SAVINGS 

TOTAL CURRENT AbSETS 

INVESTMENTS 

20 SHARES-IPS CoOH 

TOTAL iNVtSTMfcNTS 

TOTAL ASStTS 



2,964.04 

130,677.63 

833.3b 



4,000.00 



134, 47b. 02 

4,000.00 
138, 47b. 02 



FONU BALANCE 



fund bALANCE 

TOTAL FOND bALANCE 
TOTAL FONU bALANCE 



138,475.02 




* 


138, 47b. 02 


S 


138,475.02 



112 



6*26001 
0021 



K.H. MANNING SCHOOL FUND 

STATEMENT UK EARNINGS AND RETAINED EARNINGS 

FROM JANUARY 1, I960 TO DECEMBER 31, 1980 

UNAUDITED 



INCOME 

DIVIDEND INCOME 
INTEREST INCOME 

TOTAL INCOME 

GENERAL AND ADMIN EXPENSE 
BANK CHARGES 
OFFICE EXPENSE 
PRUFESSIUNAL FEE6 
SUPPLIES FUR IPSWICH SCHU 
SAFE DEPOSIT BOX RENTAL 

TOTAL GEN AND ADMIN EXP 

EARNINGS FROM OPERATION 

OTHER INCOME 

GAIN ON SALE OF ASSETS 
\ 
TOTAL OTHER INCOME 

EXCESS OF REV. OVER EXPS 

ADD 

FUND BALANCE-BEGINNING 

FUND BALANCE-ENDING 



YEAR TO 


PERCENT 


DATE 




151.80 


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16,653.41 


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16,805.21 


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37.28 


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150.00 


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4,629.59 


21.6 


6.00 


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4,654.67 


22.9 


12,950.44 


77.1 


5,362.19 


31.9 


5,362.19 


31.9 


18,312.53 


109.0 


120,162.49 




138,475.02 





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IPSWICH AT A GLANCE 



Town of Ipswich, Mas 
Founded 1633 - 
6th Congres 
Governor: 
U.S. Senator: 
U.S. Senator: 
U.S. Representative 
Ipswich is in the 3rd S 
State Senator: 
Ipswich is in the 2nd 
Representative in General 
County Commissi 
Katherin 
Edward 



sachusetts, Essex County 

Incorporated 1634 
sional District 
Edward J. King 
Edward M. Kennedy 
Paul E. Tsongas 
Nicholas Mavroules 
enatorial District (State) 
Robert C. Buell 
Essex District (County) 
Court: Forrester A. Clark 
oners: John McKean 
e M. Donovan 
H. Cahill 



Jr. 



Government: Selectmen/Town Manager Charter (State Law) - New England Town 
Meeting 
Location: Located on Massachusetts' North Shore - 35 miles N.E. of Boston 
- Driving Time 45 minutes 
Area: 33.35 Square Miles - 21,344 acres 
Population: 11,551 (1975) 

Transpor- Boston & Maine R.R. - Frequent Rail Service - Train time to 
tation: Boston 45 min. - U.S. Route 1, U.S. Route 1A - Harbor Facili- 
ties - Taxi Service 
Tax Rate: $24.00. All homes are assessed at 100% of fair market value 
Total Value: 1980 Real Estate and Personal Property $236,464,240 
Miles of Approximately 91.32 

Roads: 
Fire Dept: Full-time 16 firemen - 28 call personnel 
Police Dept: Full-time 21 policemen - 15 auxiliaries - 4 radio equipped 

cruisers - 1 Inspector - 1 Dog Officer with radio equipped van 
Water: Available to Entire Town 
Sewer: Available to Part of Town 
Electricity: Municipal Plant available to entire Town 
Recreational Supervised Playgrounds, summer swimming instruction, tennis 
Facilities: courts (some are lighted), Softball diamonds/baseball diamonds 
(some are lighted), basketball courts (some are lighted), pub- 
lic beaches on seashore, ponds for ice skating (some are 
lighted), 9 hole golf course, boat club, yacht club, wildlife 
sanctuary, salt & fresh water fishing, movie theatre, 16 lane 
bowling alley, pool and billiards, golden age club, active youth 
commission 
Zoning: Protection by comprehensive zoning and planning regulations to 
insure controlled growth of residential commercial and indus- 
trial area 
Housing: Five projects; 318 units provided for low income families and 

elderly citizens 
Schools: Three Elementary Schools, Jr. High School, High School, Pupil/ 

Teacher Ratio 20/1, Special Classes for Retarded or Perceptually 
Handicapped, Kindergartens, Regional Vo-Tech High School, Comp- 
rehensive program of evening classes for adults 
Churches: 2 Baptist, 3 Catholic, 1 Christian Science, 1 Congregational, 1 
Episcopal, 1 Greek Orthodox, 1 Methodist, 1 Russian Orthodox 
Medical 12 Physicians, 8 Dentists, Emergency Care Facilities, Psychia- 
Facilities: trie Out-Patient Program, Visiting Nurses, Convalescent Homes, 

Medical Center, Ambulance Service, 3 Pharmacies, 2 Veterinarians 
Shopping: Downtown business district, shopping center, antique shops, 

apparel stores, auto body & supply shops, auto dealers, banks, 
beauty shops (barber shops & hair stylists), boat sales & sup- 
plies, book stores, building supplies, cleaners, coin shop, gen- 

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Library: 
Health: 

News: 
Industry: 




3 2122 00166 861 9 



eral contractors, gift shops, greenhouses, florists, plant shops, 
grocery stores (fruit & vegetable stands), hardware stores, in- 
surance agents, jewelers, laundromats, package stores, pharma- 
cies, real estate brokers, restaurants, self defense instruc- 
tions, service stations, sewing supplies, sport shops, travel 
agencies, variety stores and others. 

61,124 volume library, open 6 days a week, micro filmed data, 
audio-visual equipment 

Solid Waste Transfer Station open 5 days a week, rubbish collec- 
tion weekly, garbage collection weekly in winter, twice in sum- 
mer 

Two weekly newspapers, coverage in three daily area papers and 
two radio stations 

Sylvania, four major shellfish plants, monument manufacturing, 
several woodworking establishments 



IN MEMORIAM 

During 1980, the persons on the following page, either in active duty with 
the Town, or retired, died: 



1. Fred D. Harris 



2. 


Clark A. Thorpe 


3. 


Kalma J. Graves 


4. 


Chester Stone, Sr. 


5. 


James Carter 


6. 


Fred Machado 


7. 


Antonina Postiljons 


8. 


Ruth Regan 


9. 


Joseph V. Burns 


10. 


Edward Grant 


11. 


Leon (Rocky) Haserlat 


12. 


Arthur Philpott 


13. 


Barbara James 


14. 


Mary E. (Caverly) Simons 


15. 


*Pat Toli os 


16. 


Miriam Waters Titcomb 


17. 


*Ann Durey 



Board of Selectmen, School Commi 

Fire Department 

Water-Sewer Department 

School Department 

Call Firefighter, Cemetery Commi 

Shellfish Advisory Board 

Assessor's Office 

Shellfish Office 

School Department 

Electric Department 

Call Firefighter 

School Department, Auxiliary and 

Special Police, Civil Defense 

Historical Commission 

Librarian 

School Department, Library 

School Department 

Library Trustee 

Library Trustee 



ttee, 

1/21/80 
2/04/80 
2/05/80 

ssioner 5/14/80 
5/15/80 
5/24/80 
6/25/80 
7/13/80 
8/03/80 
8/05/80 

9/06/80 
10/13/80 
11/24/80 
11/30/80 
12/06/80 
12/17/80 
12/28/80 



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Photographs of Deceased Past-Town Employees 




Fred D. Harris 




Chester Stone, Sr. 
11 




Antonina Postiljons 




Edward Grant 






James Carter 




Ruth Regan 




Leon (Rocky) Haserlat 





Kalma J. Graves 




Fred Machado 




Joseph V. Burns 




Arthur Philpott 




Barbara James 



Mary E. (Caverly) Simons 



Miriam Waters Titcomb 



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